Course Description

Course Name

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

The history and politics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) in both its historical and contemporary contexts which advance an Indigenous position.
This course will examine the Treaty of Waitangi and related issues from the perspective of the Indigenous signatory party and their descendants. It will allow students to study M?ori views on the history and politics of Te Tiriti in both its historical and contemporary contexts. The course also uses Blackboard as a medium for information- sharing with students.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper students will be able to:
-Demonstrate an understanding of the texts and contexts of Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
-Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori worldview and tikanga M?ori as it applies to understanding Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
-Apply an understanding of M?ori perspectives of Te Tiriti in assessing historical actions and events in Aotearoa, New Zealand
-Assess private and public actions and decision making in contemporary settings from a M?ori perspective of Te Tiriti
-Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of Te Tiriti in the development of biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand society

Course Structure
Internal Assessment 50%
Examination 50%

Textbooks
Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)
Research Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)

*Course content subject to change