Te Ao Tawhito: The Ancient Maori World
Ancient Maori history and culture, including: Origins of the Maori, Archaeology of the Pacific and Aotearoa. Oral Traditions - deconstructing Percy Smith and the Fleet. Social life, courtship, marriage, birth and death practices; sexuality, nudity, sexual symbolism in culture, tradition and song; work, play and sports. Conservation: natural lore of land, ocean, flora, fauna, taniwha and supernatural beings, kaitiakitanga and resource management. Economy: kumara, fernroot, fishing, hunting, fowling, feasting and exchange. First encounters with Pakeha. Students will have the opportunity to research a topic of their choice.
Any 15 points in 100 level course in Aotahi: School of Maori and Indigenous Studies or or 30 points in 100 level courses in Arts, Education, Fine Arts, Music and Social Work, or by permission of the Head of School.