MAST 106

Nga Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies)

Course overview

You’ll be given an introduction to Māori culture, values, traditional life, and society

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Examine Māori tikaka as it applied in traditional life and is used in present situations
  • Discuss Māori arts and culture as expressed in kōrero, haka, waiata, contemporary expression, leisure activities, as well as mātauraka Māori in daily and spiritual life
  • Demonstrate ability in te reo Māori language to formally and informally greet people and offer mihi
  • Critically examine riteka, kawa, and tikaka around whanaukataka, kaitiakitaka, manaakitaka, whenua, whakapapa, and mana.

Kommi Tamati will deliver this course and can be contacted during semester time. Please contact Associate Professor Stephen Espiner if you have any enquiries outside the semester period

Course examiners

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Kommi Tamati


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
Stephen Espiner

Dr Stephen Espiner

Associate Professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design