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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 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $741.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Explain the relationship between past and present expressions of Māori values, beliefs and attitudes.
  2. Formally and informally greet people in te reo Māori language; introduce yourself in a group context by mihi.
  3. Discuss the Māori values and beliefs that are summed up in tūrangawaewae, whakapapa, marae, manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga.
  4. Consider Māori arts and culture such as, haka, kai, whakairo, and waiata, and relate these back to traditional values and narratives.
  5. Understand Māori traditional societal structures.
  6. Understand the interrelationship between the concepts of whakapapa, whenua, and whanauangatanga and their importance in tikanga Māori.
  7. Gain a basic understanding of arts, crafts, food preparation and warfare in pre-colonial Maori society.
  8. Discuss and explain significant changes from traditional to modern Māori society; Māori social structures and organisations, urbanisation and some of the challenges it presents.
  9. Competence in basic te reo Māori.
  10. Understand the relationship between past and present expressions of Māori values, beliefs and attitudes.

Course examiners

Lloyd Carpenter

Dr Lloyd Carpenter

Senior Lecturer

Department of Tourism, Sport and Society

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