Citizenship of Aotearoa New Zealand

Learn about the history, society and culture of Aotearoa New Zealand to become a more informed citizen and contribute to New Zealand society.

The knowledge and skills you will develop

You will acquire an understanding of New Zealand history, politics and society. This foundational knowledge about our nation will enable you to engage and participate as an informed and engaged citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand.

This module also gives you an opportunity to develop an informed awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi and its place in New Zealand’s history, politics and society.

How this module can be useful in your career

You will be equipped with knowledge and awareness of social, cultural, environmental and economic issues of national consequence.

This understanding would benefit a range of careers in local and national government, communities, charitable organisations, companies or organisations that engage with iwi, as well as the wider public sector.

The courses you can take

You must complete three of the courses listed below (45 points), including at least one course (15 points) at Stage II.

Each course is worth 15 points. Before you can enrol in a Stage II course you need to have passed the prerequisite courses for enrolment in that course.

Stage I courses

HISTORY 107
Rethinking New Zealand History

POLITICS 107
New Zealand Politics

SOCIOL 101
Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand

Stage II courses

POLITICS 214
Democracy in Theory and Practice

HISTORY 227
Waitangi: Treaty to Tribunal

MĀORI 230
Te Tiriti o Waitangi