CULT219-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Te Tiriti: The Treaty of Waitangi

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course uses the Treaty of Waitangi to frame examinations of contemporary New Zealand society. We ask questions designed to highlight and emphasise the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to everyday New Zealanders. In addition, the course looks at the importance of this document in the maintenance of Crown and Maori relations. Topics covered range from the signing of the Treaty, and historical developments, to the protest movements and activism of the continuing Maori renaissance period, race relations and one law-for-all.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will:
  • Gain a broader understanding of the position of Māori and Indigenous development today;

  • Increase their understanding of the historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, global and environmental factors impacting on Māori and Indigenous development;

  • Gain an understanding of the relationship between Māori and Indigenous development as it relates to levels of partnership, protection and participation;

  • Gain an awareness of issues concerning rights, social justice and equity as it relates to Māori and Indigenous development aspirations; and

  • Have opportunities to discuss and engage in current issues directly related to Māori and Indigenous development.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.


Any 15 points at 100 level from CULT, HIST, HSRV, MAOR, POLS, SOCI, or
TREO, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


MAOR219, POLS218, POLS258, HIST268, SOCI209, HSRV207

Equivalent Courses

MAOR219, POLS218, POLS258, HIST268, SOCI209, HSRV207

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Phillip Borell


Rochelle Seivers and Stella Keenan

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All CULT219 Occurrences

  • CULT219-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023