Torangapu Maori/Maori Politics
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
20 pts from MAOR 200-299 or POLS 206 or 353;
Course Level Recommendations
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This course examines a range of Maori political structures, movements, ideologies and visions. Students will also explore Maori politics in relation to Pacific and international Indigenous contexts. The themes covered in the course include Tino Rangatiratanga and Sovereignty, nationalism, Liberal democracy, Local governance, Iwi governance, Pacific and Indigenous contexts. 100% internal assessment. This course is also able to be taken towards majors in MREM, INTP or POLS.
Students who pass this course will be able to:
1 differentiate M?ori politics from non-M?ori politics
2 identify political theories that impact on M?ori in contemporary political
3 compare M?ori politics with that of other Indigenous peoples
4 evaluate which forms of political arrangements and forms of development
might better support Maori political rights, and
5 demonstrate an ability to articulate their own ideas relating to M?ori politics
in a scholarly manner in written and oral forms.
Briefing papers- 20%
Final exam- 50%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.