PACS102-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Aotearoa: Introduction to Traditional Maori Society

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 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

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 - (24/3, 21/4-26/5)
Rehua 005 (18/2-17/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (23/4-28/5)
C3 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Te Ao Marama 250 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
05 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
06 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

For further information see Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Head of Department

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online quizzes - Weeks 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 20% This test will cover lmaterial from Term 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 ont he 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.


Assessment:
One:
Online quizzes:               Due: Week 4 and 8                20%    
There will be two 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                         25%
This test will cover material from Term1. The format of the test will include both short and long answers. The test will be distributed online and students will have 5 days to complete and submit the assessment.


Three:
Research Exercise:                      30%
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.  
The word count for the assessment is 1,500 words. An essay writing guide is available on LEARN, which will help with formal writing conventions.  

You must research the topic you have chosen and provide a minimum of five appropriate sources of information (for example: you may choose to use 2 books and 3 journal articles).


Four:
Take-home Test 2:                       25%
This test will be an online submission test. The questions will go online at the same time for each student. Each student will then have five days to complete and submit the assessment. The test will focus on material covered in Term 2.

Additional Course Outline Information

Late submission of work

Late Penalties
Late assignments will receive a 5% of 100% deduction for every day that the assignment is overdue.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that those students who hand their work in on time are not disadvantaged.

Requests for extensions

Extensions
Extensions for assignments and tests are by negotiation with the lecturer.

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 Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

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