Course syllabus

Māori 320 Course Outline (26 February 2018)-1.pdf 


SEMESTER 1, 2018

15 points

 Course Convenor: Hone Sadler,

 Teacher: Hone Sadler

 Course delivery format:

E.g. - 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial

(Timetable and room details can be viewed on Student Services Online)

 Summary of Course Description:              

 Explores the various facets of knowledge. This includes genealogy - cosmic, theogenic and anthropogenic (whakapapa), traditional songs (mōteatea), proverbs (whakataukī). The aim is to help develop an understanding of a Māori world-view and a te ao mārama paradigm through studying Māori epistemology.

 Course outcomes:

E.g. A student who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to:

  • acquire knowledge of and apply it to x situations
  • understand and carry out [practical skills]
  • acquire skills in report writing, critical thinking, academic literacy/ numeracy/ oral presentation etc.

 Assessment Summary:

Essay 1 - 40%

Essay 2 - 30%

Seminar 1 - 10%

Seminar 2 - 20%


Weekly Topics:


Prescribed Texts:

Optional info depending on course requirements

 Recommended Texts:

Optional info depending on course requirements

 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.

Course summary:

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