Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Knowledges

Deepen your insight into Māori, Pacific and Indigenous worldviews to better understand the perspectives of these communities.

The knowledge and skills you will develop

You will develop your understanding of the Māori, Pacific and Indigenous worlds from both historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring topics such as colonisation, identity and language. 

You will be able to draw on worldviews from Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific in both your academic life and beyond the University. 

How this module can be useful in your career

Your knowledge of social, economic, political and cultural issues will boost your capability for engaging with diverse communities and values in a meaningful way. 

Employers are increasingly looking for staff who have strong cultural literacy and capacity in their personal skill set. Organisations such as government agencies, the education and health sectors and NGOs seek and value employees with these multiple perspectives.  

The courses you can take

You must complete three of the courses listed below (45 points), including MĀORI 130 and PACIFIC 100.

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

Stage I courses

MĀORI 130
Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

PACIFIC 100
Introduction to Pacific Studies

Stage II courses

MĀORI 230
Te Tiriti o Waitangi

MEDIA 210
Settlement, Indigeneity and Media

PACIFIC 200
Pacific Studies

Stage III course

MĀORI 396
Tikanga: Ancestral Ways