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Maori Writing in English

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 November 2021
End Date: Sunday, 19 December 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 November 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 3 December 2021


An introduction to Maori writing in English from its origins early in the period after the Second World War to its flowering in the late Twentieth Century, with emphasis on its generic and regional variety.

This course introduces students to a wide range of Māori writing in English, and situates these works within a vast and vibrant whakapapa of Māori creative production in Aotearoa and beyond.  Key themes within the course include: pūrākau and their contemporary retellings, Māori futurism(s), representations of kai and palate politics, the relationship between birds, writers, and the written word, and narrative sovereignty.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquisition of skills in critical reading
  • Familiarization with a range of key concepts within Te Ao Māori
  • Increased knowledge of a variety of texts by Māori authors and their historical and cultural contexts
  • Develop key skills in essay writing
  • Increased knowledge of a range of concepts integral to the study of English at university level

    Relevance | Ngā whaitake

    This course aims to prepare students for the following pathways:
  • Educational roles
  • Professional social service roles
  • Roles within the creative arts and community sectors
  • Further research

    Transferable skills | Pūkenga ngaio

    This course will contribute to developing the following transferrable skills and competencies:
  • Awareness and understanding of Māori perspectives
  • Critical analysis of a range of texts
  • Practical writing skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Te Ao Marama 253
15 Nov - 19 Dec
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Te Ao Marama 253
15 Nov - 19 Dec
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Te Ao Marama 253
15 Nov - 21 Nov
29 Nov - 19 Dec

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kirsty Dunn


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Reflection (Literary Whakapapa) 20%
Essay 30%
Online Quiz 10%
Take Home Test 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

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