Course Description

Course Name

Maori Society

Session: VDNS3121

Hours & Credits

18 Credit Points

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

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


An introduction to the theory and practice of M?ori culture and society in traditional and contemporary contexts.

A basic understanding of M?ori cultural concepts and the historical context within which M?ori society has developed to its contemporary position is critical to New Zealand's development. A student that completes this paper will be equipped with the knowledge and cultural awareness to participate more fully in New Zealand society. The student will also develop a broader indigenous perspective that can be applied globally.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, students will be able to:
-Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori worldview and an understanding of the development of M?ori society
-Apply an understanding of concepts prevalent in a M?ori worldview in assessing actions and events in New Zealand's history
-Critically discuss the impact of the colonisation on the development of M?ori society
-Demonstrate knowledge of M?ori society from an indigenous perspective as it exists in a contemporary context

Ki Te Whaiao, An Introduction to M?ori Culture and Society

*Course content subject to change