MĀORI 130G Te Ao Māori / The Māori World

MĀORI 130G | Open | Summer School & Semester Two 2021 | City Campus | 15 points


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.

Students Feedback

'Really enjoyed this course! Felt very included and very well treated. Tutorials were very helpful and the tutors were very lovely. The main lecturer was awesome and I would recommend this course.'

'The tutorials were incredible, the lectures were engaging and made me want to come to every lecture. We were clearly informed about how we would be assessed. I felt like the lecturer genuinely wanted us to gain an understanding and learn the content which came across in his lectures and tests.'

'I am currently in my 5th year of University and having taken multiple papers across multiple faculties, MAORI 130G is definitely in my top three papers, if not my favorite paper I've taken at University. I would recommend this paper as a Gen Ed to anyone.'

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