Course syllabus



SEMESTER 1, 2018

15 points

 Course Convenor: Dr. Arapera Ngaha,

 Teacher: Dr. Arapera Ngaha

Tutor: Zoe Poutu Fay, 

Course delivery format:

This Course has a two hour lecture on Tuesday and a one hour tutorial on Wednesday Or Friday.

Lecture:              Tuesday:           3pm to 5pm     in OCH.054

Tutorial:              Wednesday       1pm to 2pm     in PAC 104

   OR                   Friday                9am to 10am   in PAC 107

Summary of Course Description:              

This course moves on from Māori 130 and examines in greater depth aspects of traditional Māori society that continue to challenge and mould contemporary life in New Zealand. The course examines social, political and economic impacts of European colonization on Māori culture beginning with the events leading up to the 1835 He Wakaputanga (Declaration of Independence) and the 1840 Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi). It covers a range of topics from a Māori perspective. Among these are: insights to He Wakaputanga and te Tiriti o Waitangi; Treaty Claims processes and the major players – the Waitangi Tribunal; Office of Treaty Settlements; mainstream Churches in colonisation and how Te Tiriti is manifest in these institutions today,  te reo revitalisation efforts and Māori leadership in 2018. All these issues continue to impact on and reflect the shaping of Māori and Pākehā relations in New Zealand.

Course outcomes:

Through this course students will:

  • gain insights into Māori understandings of He Wakaputanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi, the differing perceptions of what these documents meant to Māori pre 1840 and thereafter, and that of the New Zealand Government.
  • gain an understanding of the Māori viewpoint on particular issues through the examination of specific case studies that cover a range of domains and topics.
  • be able to articulate arguments that demonstrate a strong understanding of He Wakaputanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Assessment Summary:

Article Summary:                                         Due March 6th                                       5%

Test - In Class                                              March 27th                                            15%

Group Seminar - In Class                            May 15th & 22nd                                   10%     

Argument Essay                                           June 5th                                                20%

EXAM                                                           TBA                                                        50%

Prescribed Texts:

See Talis for Readings

Recommended Text:

Ngāpuhi Speaks: He wakaputanga o te rangatiratanga o Niu Tīreni and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.               (2012) Independent Report, Whangarei: Te Kawariki & Network Waitangi.

Workload and deadlines for submission of coursework:           

The University of Auckland's expectation is that students spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course, including time in class and personal study. Students should manage their academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Deadlines for coursework are set by course convenors and will be advertised in course material. You should submit your work on time. In extreme circumstances, such as illness, you may seek an extension but you may be required to provide supporting information before the assignment is due. Late assignments without a pre-approved extension may be penalised by loss of marks – check course information for details.

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