Māori and Pacific Development
The Māori and Pacific Development programme draws from the current aspirations and development issues of Māori and Pacific peoples both here in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in the Pacific Region. It reflects a growing awareness among these indigenous groups for highly skilled and culturally grounded students to assume a leading role in directing development initiatives taken in partnership with communities. The strength of the programme draws on research informed academics who are nationally and internationally recognised as well as being held in repute by their own communities. The undergraduate programme provides students with a critical understanding of the field of development and an introduction to the skills necessary for development practice especially as Aotearoa New Zealand is in a post settlement phase of its development
The core papers focus on three specific areas:
- A global overview of development experience with a focus on indigenous peoples;
- The Māori experience;
- The Pacific experience; and
- Indigenous epistomologies.
A Major in Māori and Pacific Development
Students wishing to complete Māori and Pacific Development as a major subject must pass at least 120 points above 100 level including 60 points above 200 level from the papers listed below. Students must include MPDV200 and MPDV300, and are strongly recommended to also include MPDV201 and MPDV302 in their major.
Supporting Subject in Māori and Pacific Development
The supporting subject should comprise 70 points including 40 points above 100 level. Students must include MPDV200 and MPDV300. Regardless of your major, students are strongly encouraged to complete MPDV100, MPDV200 and MPDV300.
Students are advised to consult with the Undergraduate Adviser in the School regarding their programme in Māori and Pacific Development, regardless of their programme of study prior to enrolling.
Papers in Māori and Pacific Development
The following papers are offered by the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies towards a major in Māori and Pacific Development. For the full list of papers that count towards a major in Māori and Pacific Development, including papers offered by faculties other than FMIS, please refer to the Online Catalogue of Papers. Where the information contained within the Online Catalogue of Papers differs from that contained within this site, the Online Catalogue of Papers shall take precedence.
MPDV100 - Introduction to Development Studies
TIKA163 - He Hīnātore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World
TIKA164 - Mai i Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri
TTWA150 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
MPDV200 - Indigenous Development
MPDV201 - Issues of Ownership in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Development
TIKA263 - He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Māori Culture and Identity
TIKA264 - He Huringa Ao He Huringa Matatini Māori
TIKA290 - He Rangahau Tikanga: Directed Study
TTWA201 - Te Hono ki a Papatūānuku: Treaty Issues – Connections and Relationships