ANTHY102-22A (HAM)

Exploring Cultures: Aotearoa and the Pacific

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology

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: rosie.webb@waikato.ac.nz

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: melanie.chivers@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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How might an anthropologist explain New Zealand society and culture, especially with regard to relations between its indigenous, settler, and migrant communities? This paper looks at how our archipelago has been re-imagined and transformed over time, from the ancient isolate named Aotearoa by Māori, to becoming a far-off colony of Britain, to its emergence as a sovereign Pacific nation, and most recently as an outlier in an increasingly globalised world.

Academic rationale:
  • To provide a practically-oriented anthropology course at first-year level that complements our other discipline-focussed course (ANTH-101 Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology).
  • To offer an innovative paper that can be co-listed by other programmes at this University - e.g. Māori and Indigenous Studies, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, and New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa.
  • To illustrate our programme’s international reputation for teaching and research excellence from the perspective of sociocultural anthropology, with a focus on Aotearoa/New Zealand and Te Moananui-a-Kiwa/The Pacific.
Employment Relevance
This course is especially relevant to professions dealing with: tourism; communications and media; teaching and education; Māori, Pakeha, Pasifika and immigrant communities; social work; ethnic relations; health and medicine; business; pastoral care; diplomatic service; aid and development; museums and cultural heritage; Treaty and historical research; the armed services; police and the law; politics and the public service.
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Paper Structure

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This course is offered in FLEXI mode i.e. learning will be available both face-to-face and online.

1. There are two lectures which you must attend via Panopto - Monday 11am-12pm and Thursday 1pm-2pm.

2. You are also required to attend a one-hour tutorial class taken by one of the tutors for this course. These classes will serve two main aims. First, to reiterate and clarify any key points from the weekly lectures. Second, to encourage discussion of the allocated readings for that week. As such, students will be expected to have done the prescribed readings, and to be ready to enter into discussion with other students and the tutor. In these tutorial classes, students will also receive more detailed information about the assessment items. These classes will take place face-to-face at the scheduled times, but any students unable to attend these can attend a one-hour Zoom tutorial instead. Further details on these will be provided on Moodle and during the first week of the semester.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • demonstrate a mature understanding of the Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific social and cultural contexts they daily interact with, and of this country’s interconnections with the wider world.
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  • appreciate the relevance of anthropological perspectives for understanding human communities at the local, national, regional, and global levels, especially in combination with other social science disciplines.
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  • illustrate improved abilities in listening, reading, discussing, writing, and analyzing in relation to social and cultural issues, consistent with international academic best-practice at university level.
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Assessment

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Please see below.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test One
7 Apr 2022
1:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test Two
19 May 2022
1:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Tutorial Attendance
10 Jun 2022
5:00 PM
10
4. Test Three
16 Jun 2022
10:00 AM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are 21 essential readings for this course, all of which will be provided on Moodle from the first week of semester. These should be read and studied in their order of occurrence, each alongside its corresponding lecture, class, and tutorial. To succeed in this paper and to ensure your success in the three tests, you must keep your reading up to date!
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Online Support

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All resources for this paper can be found on Moodle.
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Workload

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You should plan on three hours per week for lectures and tutorial classes, at least four hours per week for the prescribed readings and additional time for test preparation. This comes to an average of about ten hours per week.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ANTH102

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