Pacific and Indigenous Studies Subject regulations

Pacific and Indigenous Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a depth of expertise in Pacific and Indigenous Studies, whilst also enabling expansion of that knowledge within a broader context, by allowing the flexibility for students to complete a range of papers from within the Māori and Indigenous Studies, Arts and Social Science fields, as well as electives from other faculties. The major focuses on concepts such as method, culture, critical thought, sustainability and identity and, thus, will be underpinned by integrity, including ethical standards, self-reflection and the will of graduates to apply such knowledge for the wider benefit of pacific communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and other pacific nations.

Pacific and Indigenous Studies has been available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Pacific and Indigenous Studies may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Pacific and Indigenous Studies as a single major for the BA, BCC and the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Pacific and Indigenous Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete PACIS100; 15 points from ANTHY102 or HISTY117; MAORI203, PACIS200, 15 points from ANTHY202, HISTY200, LINGS203, MAORI204, MAORI261 or PACIS201, and MAORI303, MAORI304, PACIS300 and 15 points from ANTHY300 or ANTHY308.

To complete Pacific and Indigenous Studies as part of a double major for the BA, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Pacific and Indigenous Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include PACIS100, MAORI203, PACIS200, MAORI303 and PACIS300.

To complete a minor in Pacific and Indigenous Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Pacific and Indigenous Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include PACIS100 and PACIS200.

Note:

There will be no new enrolments in the Pacific and Indigenous Studies major or second major in 2024 and onwards. Students enrolled in 2023 or previously should consult the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.

The minor in Pacific and Indigenous Studies will still be available.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Pacific and Indigenous Studies papers

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Code and paper title Points
ANTHY102 Exploring Cultures: Aotearoa and the Pacific right arrow

Social and cultural change in Aotearoa-New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with special emphasis on national identities, regional relations and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY117 Global Indigenous History right arrow

Indigenous historians ask critical questions about how we understand the modern world. With a focus on Indigenous peoples' scholarship, activism, and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI103 Introduction to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies right arrow

This course examines Māori, Pacific and Indigenous peoples’ philosophies and relationships with land, language, culture, resources, development and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
PACIS100 Introduction to Pacific Histories, Languages and Cultures right arrow

This paper introduces students to foundational elements of Pacific Studies, including various histories, languages and cultures and their importance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart)
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GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities right arrow

This paper introduces students to Māori geographical perspectives and examines key events that shape Māori communities and their relationships to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY200 Pacific History right arrow

This course introduces students to the history of the Pacific from first settlement through to World War II, focusing on how indigenous peoples and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture right arrow

In this paper, we explore cultural diversity through language. We develop understandings of the way that language both reflects, and is used to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI203 Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples right arrow

The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI204 Māori and Pacific Health and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Māori and Pacific perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
PACIS200 Pacific Migration, Diaspora and Identity right arrow

This paper looks at the various socio-historic influences on migration in the Pacific and the relationship between Indigenous cultures of origin and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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ANTHY300 Culture and Power in the Pacific right arrow

This paper examines the cultural logics of different systems of political action, leadership and ideology in Pacific Island societies.

15 24B (Hamilton)
ANTHY308 Many Worlds: Melanesian Cultures right arrow

This paper introduces students to the anthropological work undertaken within Melanesia and demonstrates its centrality to the discipline as a whole.

15 No occurrences
HISTY302 Blood, Land, DNA: Contemporary Indigenous Histories and Archives right arrow

This paper explores critical questions about power, sovereignty, and belonging in contemporary Indigenous history, focusing on Aotearoa, the Pacific...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI303 Critical Indigenous Theory right arrow

This paper looks at the key theoretical influences, from Marxism to post-structuralism, upon critical Indigenous studies and the most significant...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI304 Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts right arrow

This paper looks at Indigenous epistemological formations of sustainability as one of the most pressing issues for Indigenous peoples particularly in...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI390 Kaupapa Rangahau right arrow

A Directed Study is a taught paper that enables suitably qualified undergraduate students to undertake a piece of extended Indigenous Studies...

15 24X (Online)
PACIS300 Contemporary Critical Issues in the Pacific right arrow

This paper provides an in-depth examination of a number of contemporary critical issues in the Pacific as identified by leading Pacific scholars...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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MAORI502 Sustainable Resource Issues right arrow

This paper examines contemporary issues facing natural resource management among indigenous peoples with a particular focus on the experiences of...

30 24A (Online)
MAORI570 Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Research Methods and Issues right arrow

This paper introduces students to a range of research issues, helps students identify and apply the most effective methodology, understand, review...

30 24A (Online)
MAORI571 Decolonising Theory and Indigenous Studies right arrow

A seminar programme on indigenous consciousness, knowledge, values and ethics and their applications to contemporary issues such as research ethics...

30 24B (Online)
PACIS500 Critical Pacific Studies right arrow

This paper provides an opportunity to critically engage the foundational ideas, texts, theoretical work, methods and perspectives of Pacific studies...

30 24B (Hamilton)
PACIS590 Pacific and Indigenous Studies Directed Study right arrow

Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.

30 24X (Hamilton)
PACIS594 Pacific and Indigenous Studies Masters Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
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MAORI800 FMIS MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
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MAORI900 FMIS PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
MAORI901 FMIS Creative Practice Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 16 Jul 2024 01:00am