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This course uses the Treaty of Waitangi to frame examinations of contemporary New Zealand society. We ask questions designed to highlight and emphasise the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to everyday New Zealanders. In addition, the course looks at the importance of this document in the maintenance of Crown and Maori relations. Topics covered range from the signing of the Treaty, and historical developments, to the protest movements and activism of the continuing Maori renaissance period, race relations and one law-for-all.
Students will:Gain a broader understanding of the position of Māori and Indigenous development today;Increase their understanding of the historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, global and environmental factors impacting on Māori and Indigenous development;Gain an understanding of the relationship between Māori and Indigenous development as it relates to levels of partnership, protection and participation;Gain an awareness of issues concerning rights, social justice and equity as it relates to Māori and Indigenous development aspirations; andHave opportunities to discuss and engage in current issues directly related to Māori and Indigenous development.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Any 15 points at 100 level from CULT, HIST, HSRV, MAOR, POLS, SOCI, orTREO, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
MAOR219, POLS218, POLS258, HIST268, SOCI209, HSRV207
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $799.00
International fee $3,600.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Humanities and Creative Arts