MAORI103-22B (NET)

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 paper is taught online through Moodle. Videos, readings and other resources will be posted on Moodle each week to support your learning. Students will be required to participate in a weekly discussion forum as part of the paper. There will also be three face to face tutorials offered via Zoom.

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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
3 Aug 2022
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Key concepts
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Indigenous struggle assignment
21 Sep 2022
5:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Essay: an Indigenous approach
14 Oct 2022
5:00 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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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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Recommended Readings

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Greymorning, N. (Ed.). (2018). Being Indigenous: Perspectives on activism, culture, language and identity. Milton: Routledge.
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Online Support

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All core learning activities for this paper are conducted via Moodle, the online learning platform of the University of Waikato. The paper outline for MAORI103 (NET) and other course materials will also be provided to students through Moodle. This includes access to course readings, electronic media and other supporting material, such as lecture notes.

In addition to email, dialogue forums may also be used to provide one on one communication between lecturer and student and are not accessible to others. For additional support, students are also welcome to make an appointment to meet with me on campus or via Zoom.

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Workload

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This paper is held in the B Semester and is fully online. As part of the coursework and assessment, students are expected to participate in a weekly online discussion forum and to complete all of the required readings and activities. The average workload for the paper is about 12 hours per week. This includes contributing to online discussions and activities, doing research and literature searches, reviewing course readings, watching video footage associated with course content, including Panopto recordings, 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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Restricted papers: CLIMT104

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