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This course introduces students to a wide range of Maori writing in English and situates these works within a vast and vibrant whakapapa of Maori creative production in Aotearoa and beyond. Key themes within the course include: purakau and their contemporary retellings, Maori futurism(s), representations of kai and palate politics, the relationship between birds, writers, and the written word, and narrative sovereignty.
This course introduces students to a wide range of Māori writing in English, and situates these works within a vast and vibrant whakapapa of Māori creative production in Aotearoa and beyond. Key themes within the course include: pūrākau and their contemporary retellings, Māori futurism(s), representations of kai and palate politics, the relationship between birds, writers, and the written word, and narrative sovereignty.
Acquisition of skills in critical readingFamiliarization with a range of key concepts within Te Ao MāoriIncreased knowledge of a variety of texts by Māori authors and their historical and cultural contextsDevelop key skills in essay writingIncreased knowledge of a range of concepts integral to the study of English at university levelRelevance | Ngā whaitakeThis course aims to prepare students for the following pathways:Educational roles Professional social service rolesRoles within the creative arts and community sectorsFurther research Transferable skills | Pūkenga ngaioThis course will contribute to developing the following transferrable skills and competencies:Awareness and understanding of Māori perspectivesCritical analysis of a range of textsPractical writing skillsCommunication and presentation skills
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
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