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Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori

Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies) teaches you the skills required for a community leadership role in the enhancement of Māori development. In today's rapidly evolving world you will establish a basic, yet necessary understanding of the Māori worldview and its relation to other cultures and worlds.

Please note

Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori is not available for new enrolments, and will be replaced by Māori and Indigenous Studies and Pacific and Indigenous Studies. Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori is still available as a subject for post graduate study. Please contact the Faculty for further information.

Our range of exciting cultural papers is suitable for people of all ethnicities, and brings about a new dimension to the evolving world of Māori performing and visual arts. The programme hosts an eclectic selection of new and traditional elements including kapa haka, ngā taonga pūoro and creative technologies, and promises a field of study delivered by quality academics who are fluent in Māori, and some in Pacific and European languages.

Tikanga Māori provides the option of introductory courses through to more advanced courses.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga; Online
Faculty:

100 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAORI123A Basic Introduction to the MaraeThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.

200 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
FMIS296Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.

300 level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
FMIS396Work Placement18C (Block)
This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
HIST330Researching Iwi/Maori History18A (Hamilton)
This paper examines the historiographical, conceptual, ethical and methodological issues surrounding the recording of Maori history.
MMAC321Maori Media: Challenges of RepresentationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MPDV300Contemporary and Critical Issues in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Development18A (Hamilton)
A critical engagement of contemporary phenomenon such as ideologies, the market and indigenous development discourses and the transformations this brings to communities.
MPDV302Sustainable Development in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts18B (Hamilton)
This paper examines discourses on sustainability against economic, cultural and social notions of advancement, and the tensions that may arise.
MPDV390Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
SCIEN305Science and Matauranga Maori18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.
TIKA310Nga Pepeha, nga Whakatauki me nga Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings18A (Hamilton)
Ko tenei kaupapa he matapaki i nga whakatauki tawhito me o raurangi nei.
TIKA341Nga Taonga Puoro mai i te Ao Tawhito ki te Ao Hou: Ancient and Contemporary Music of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA351Te Aho Reikura: Creative Practice in Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA357Mahi Whakaari: Maori Performing Arts18B (Hamilton)
A critical analysis of kapa haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. Emphasis will be placed on a final performance of created work.
TIKA360Special TopicThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA363Mana Motuhake: Tribal Regeneration18A (Hamilton)
A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development.
TIKA364Tino Rangatiratanga: Whakawhanake I te IwiThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TIKA390He Rangahau Tikanga: Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
TTWA301Te Tino Rangatiratanga me te Kawanatanga: Reconciliation or Conflict?This paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.

Prescriptions for the GradCert(Tikanga) and GradDip(Tikanga)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Maori at an advanced level in their first degree.

For further details, contact the School of Maori and Pacific Development.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(Tikanga), PGDip(Tikanga), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MMPD and MSocSc

Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Tikanga Maori papers.

To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Tikanga Maori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAOR591 and at least 30 points from papers listed for Tikanga Maori.

To complete an MA or MSocSc in Tikanga Maori, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

To complete an MMPD in Tikanga Maori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

Students may not include more than two of DEVS501, DEVS502, DEVS503, DEVS504 or DEVS505 in their programme of study. Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DEVS501Strategic Planning for Maori and Pacific Development18A (Online)
This paper is designed to implement a holistic approach to project planning and project management for Maori and Pacific development with the intention of contributing to better insights on changing global perceptions of delivering and facilitating development options to indigenous peoples and nations.
DEVS502Sustainable Resource Issues18A (Online) & 18B (Online)
This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of Maori and Pacific peoples.
DEVS504State Policies on Indigenous Development18A (Online)
This paper will undertake a comparative examination of changing state policies regarding indigenous rights and development in the Pacific region. The paper will consider factors influencing these changes, how 'disadvantage' is understood, how the effects of different policy approaches are evaluated, and the involvement and response...
DEVS505Governance and Nation BuildingThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
DEVS506Irikura: Engaging with MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
DEVS507Talanoa: Engaging with PacificThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MAOR513Karanga me te WhaikoreroThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MAOR514Rangatiratanga: Leadership for Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Communities: traditional, contemporary & futuristic issues18B (Online)
This paper will explore current leadership issues and the diverse communities in which leadership operates including political, educational, social and economic contexts and the challenge of maintaining cultural integrity and perpetuating inter-generational knowledge.
MAOR515Tikanga TaumatarauThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MAOR516Titonga Hou: He Toi Whakairo, He Mana HakiraraThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MAOR517Nga Tikanga o te MaraeThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
This paper will not be taught in 2018.
MAOR570Te Mahi Rangahau: Maori and Pacific Research Methods and Issues18A (Hamilton)
This paper introduces students to a range of research issues, helps students identify and apply the most effective methodology, understand, review and apply various research methods including kaupapa Maori and indigenous epistemologies.
MAOR571Decolonising Theory and Indigenous Studies18B (Online)
A seminar programme on indigenous consciousness, knowledge, values and ethics and their applications to contemporary issues such as research ethics, environmental values and cultural practices.
MAOR590He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18C (Hamilton)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
MAOR591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAOR592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
MAOR593Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
MAOR594Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
TIKA800Tikanga Maori MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.

Prescriptions for the PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
MAOR901Maori Creative Practice Thesis18C (Hamilton)
No description available.
TIKA900Tikanga Maori PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Contacts

Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Phone: 0800 924 528 ext: 4737 or + 64 7 838 4737
Email: fmis@waikato.ac.nz