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Development Studies

The Development Studies programme will enable you to explore and critically examine recent tensions, concepts, models, policies, processes and outcomes of 'development' from the perspectives and experiences of indigenous peoples.

In today's rapidly changing world sustainability has become a key focus. Indigenous thinkers and their alternative conceptual approaches have much to offer the field in rethinking and re-articulating a development vision which is just, equitable and meets the needs of these communities. This area of study will provide you with the conceptual tools, critical thinking, research and practical skills, to prepare you for professional practice in your chosen field of development.

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Faculty:

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ANTHY525Māori Heritage Management20G (Hamilton)
This paper is concerned with interpreting and protecting the Maori cultural landscape, especially in relation to current legislation, the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process, and issues of iwi/hapu development.
DEVST594Development Studies Thesis20X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
GEOGY500People, Place, Power20A (Online)
This paper is a forum for debate in geographies of people and power. Key concerns are the intersections between gender, Maori, Indigeneity, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, nationality and other social divisions in relation to geographies of justice.
MAORI502Sustainable Resource Issues20A (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.
MAORI514Rangatiratanga: Leadership for Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Communities: Traditional, Contemporary & Future Issues20B (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.
MAORI571Decolonising Theory and Indigenous Studies20B (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.

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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