MAORI103-20B (HAM)

Introduction to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies

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Paper Description

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This course examines Māori, Pacific and Indigenous peoples' philosophies and relationships with land, language, culture, resources, development and political frameworks within settler-colonial states and Pacific nations and others.
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Paper Structure

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This is a blended paper with online lectures and accompanying resources provided through Moodle each week. Online content will be supported by weekly tutorials on campus. Students who are unable to attend face-to-face tutorials will have an opportunity to participate in a Zoom tutorial. Should you wish to pop in to the Faculty to see me, I have regular office hours every Thursday 10am - 12pm.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pillars of Indigenous Studies land, language, culture, resources, development and political frameworks;
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  • Be aware of examples from multiple Indigenous contexts in relation to the core concepts of Indigenous Studies;
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous struggles for land, life and sovereignty, and the connection of such struggles to Indigenous Studies;
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  • Articulate the connection between a core Indigenous Studies concept, or keyword, and an issue facing the Māori world.
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Assessment

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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. Reading review
31 Jul 2020
4:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Key concepts
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Poster Presentation
17 Sep 2020
2:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay: an Indigenous approach
9 Oct 2020
4:00 PM
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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Greymorning, N. (Ed.). (2018). Being indigenous: Perspectives on activism, culture, language and identity. Milton: Routledge.

Teves, S. N., Smith, A., & Raheja, M. H. (Eds.). (2015). Native Studies Keywords. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

  • Please note that the books required are available online through the library and do not need to be purchased.
  • Additional weekly readings and other resources will be made available through Moodle.
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Online Support

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Moodle:

This paper is supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper can be accessed by visiting https://elearn.waikato.ac.nz

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Workload

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The paper is taught in English. Course readings can be accessed from the primary source and also from the class Moodle site. MAORI103 is a 100 level paper. This involves 150 hours teaching and learning, including 12 contact hours. The remaining teaching and learning hours should be used for engaging with online lectures and activities, reading for tutorial discussions, revising course content, undertaking research and completing assignments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper is a compulsory Degree Specific paper for all FMIS majors, providing students with foundational concepts relating to Indigenous Studies.

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