Māori and Indigenous Studies Subject regulations

Māori and Indigenous Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a depth of expertise in Māori and Indigenous Studies, whilst also enabling expansion for that knowledge within a broader context by allowing the flexibility for students to complete a range of papers from within Māori and Indigenous Studies, as well as papers from other fields. The major includes critical thinking in innovative and creative ways related to Māori and Indigenous knowledge systems, and emerging methodologies and critical theory within the discipline of Indigenous Studies.

Māori and Indigenous Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Māori 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 Māori and Indigenous Studies as a single major for the BA, BCC and the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI102; 15 points from MAORI101, MAORI111 or MAORI112; MAORI202, MAORI203; 15 points from the 200 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies; MAORI302, MAORI303; and 30 points from the 300 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

To complete Māori 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 Māori and Indigenous Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI102; 15 points from MAORI101, MAORI111 or MAORI112; MAORI202, MAORI203; 15 points from the 200 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies; MAORI302, MAORI303; and 15 points from the 300 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies

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

Kaupapa Māori Psychology is also available as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled. Please see Kaupapa Māori Psychology for further information.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Māori and Indigenous Studies papers

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MAORI100 Kōkiri: Academic Skills for Indigenous Studies right arrow

This paper introduces academic skills that are directly useful for the rest of your university studies but will also provide a foundation for...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners right arrow

For absolute beginner students, this introductory paper to conversational Māori pays particular attention to pronunciation, greetings, and forms of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World right arrow

An introduction to the Māori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Māori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24G (Online)
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)
MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 right arrow

An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Māori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 right arrow

This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MĀORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi right arrow

This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
MAORI151 Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts right arrow

An introduction to theoretical and practical components of weaving kete. Students learn to weave kete and critically examine traditional techniques...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka right arrow

An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Māori world.

15 24B (Hamilton)
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CLIMT202 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Responses to Climate Change right arrow

An analysis of how Māori, Pacific and Indigenous communities respond, adapt and mitigate the challenges presented by climate change drawing on...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI200 Mana Wahine right arrow

This paper examines foundational aspects of mana wahine scholarship, the impact of colonisation on Māori and Indigenous women, and the resistant...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy right arrow

This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Māori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary...

15 24A (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)
MAORI251 Raranga Whakairo: Design Elements in Māori Fibre Arts right arrow

This paper is a multi-disciplinary focused paper providing students with the opportunity to understand a Māori worldview through the lens of Māori...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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MAORI300 Working with Indigenous Communities right arrow

This paper focuses on the critical learnings, knowledge’s and pedagogies related to working with whenua, whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori, Pacific and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges right arrow

This paper looks at the influence and forms that Mātauranga Māori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and...

15 24A (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)
MAORI310 Ngā Pepeha, ngā Whakataukī me ngā Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings right arrow

This paper concentrates on examining and analysing proverbial, prophetic and colloquial sayings within Māori culture.
Ko te hāngaitanga o tēnei...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MAORI350 Mana Motuhake right arrow

A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental...

15 24B (Hamilton)
MAORI363 The Impact Lab right arrow

This paper provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary teamwork on solutions for a sustainability problem posed by a local organisation. This...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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)
PSYCH303 Indigenous Psychology right arrow

Students develop a critical analysis of the positions of contemporary Indigenous peoples through discussion and examination of the Western world and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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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)
MAORI552 Te Korero, Te Tikanga, Te Wairua right arrow

Ka tirohia nga tuhinga tawhito, hou hoki me te ahua o te whakatakoto-a-tuhi i te whakaaro, ahakoa reo Māori, reo Pakeha hoki. Ko te whakapakari i te...

30 24B (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)
MAORI590 He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Kōrero: 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)
MAORI592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
MAORI593 Māori Thesis right arrow

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

90 24X (Hamilton)
MAORI594 Māori Thesis right arrow

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

120 24I (Hamilton) & 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 18 May 2024 01:00am