MĀORI 130G Te Ao Māori / The Māori World

MĀORI 130G | Open Schedule | Semester One 2019│Summer School 2020 | City Campus


Māori 130G is an introduction to the Māori world. It is taught in the English language using some Māori language terms that you will learn during the course. It is suitable for students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, from absolute beginners to those with extensive knowledge.

This course presents a Māori view of how we see the world, offering insights into topics that are often discussed and sometimes controversial, and that continue to shape contemporary life in New Zealand. These include aspects of world view and cosmology, customs and values, the Māori language, performing arts, He Wakaputanga 1835 and Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840, colonisation, Māori struggles for justice to the present day, treaty settlements, leadership, the media, incarceration, health, engagement with the UN, and constitutional transformation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • Understand many key Māori concepts.
  • Be familiar with key events in the transformation of Māori life over time.
  • Understand how this knowledge relates to contemporary issues in New Zealand.


One test, one essay and a final examination.

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