MAOR107-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)

Aotearoa: Introduction to Traditional Maori Society

15 points
Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdraw Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty: Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 May 2020

Description

A comprehensive introduction to: the settlement of the Pacific, Polynesian navigation, star paths, renaissance of voyaging. Maori astronomy, new year stars. Creation myths, Skyfather, Earthmother, gods, origins of life and death. Demigods - Maui, Tawhaki,Whaitiri. Oral traditions, first arrivals, canoe ancestors, explorers, romance, sexual imagery, war. Spiritual beliefs, mana, tapu, makutu black magic witchcraft. Maori geography of New Zealand, greenstone trails, forest lore, pa and settlements, meeting houses, sacred rituals and protocols. Social structure, tribal organisation, leadership, marriage, sex, death. Fortifications, warfare, weapons, canoes,cannibalism. Wood, bone, greenstone carving, tattoo and moko. Performing arts, haka, contemporary themes. Ngai Tahu traditions.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online Quizzes - Week 3, 5, and 9 30% There will be three on-line quizzes posted on LEARN fortnightly relative to the previous weeks lectures and readings. Each quiz will be worth 10% of the total course grade.
Take Home Test 1 08 Apr 2016 20% This test will cover material from lTerm 1. The format of the test will include both short and long answers.
Research Exercise 20% The main aim of this task is to find three appropriate resources on the following Maori concepts: 1. Mana, 2. Tapu, 3. Utu Students must outline and identify the key points of each resource. Further details will be given in week 5.
Take-home Test 2 30% The test will focus on material covered in Term 2. Further details will be given in week 10.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Walker, Ranginui; Ka whawhai tonu mātou = Struggle without end; Rev. ed; Penguin, 2004.

Recommended Reading

Ka'ai, Tania; Ki te whaiao : an introduction to Maori culture and society; Pearson Longman, 2004.

Additional Course Outline Information

Assessment and grading system

Assesment:
One:
Online quizzes:               Due: Week 3, 5, and 9                 30%    
There will be three on-line quizzes posted on LEARN fortnightly relative to the previous weeks lectures and readings. Each quiz will be worth 10% of the total course grade.

Two:
Take Home Test 1           Due:  April 2017              20%
This test will cover material from Term1. The format of the test will include both short and long answers.

Three:
Research Exercise:          Due:  May 2017             25%
The main aim of this task is to find three appropriate resources on the following Māori concepts:  Mana - Tapu - Utu
Students must outline and identify the key points of each resource.  Further details will be given in week 5.

Four:
Take-home Test 2:          Due:   June 2017           30%
The test will focus on material covered in Term 2. Further details will be given in week 10.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies.

All MAOR107 Occurrences

  • MAOR107-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • MAOR107-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)