ENGL110-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Maori Storytelling

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquisition of skills in critical reading
  • Familiarization with a range of key concepts within Te Ao Māori
  • Increased knowledge of a variety of texts by Māori authors and their historical and cultural contexts
  • Develop key skills in essay writing
  • Increased knowledge of a range of concepts integral to the study of English at university level

    Relevance | Ngā whaitake

    This course aims to prepare students for the following pathways:
  • Educational roles
  • Professional social service roles
  • Roles within the creative arts and community sectors
  • Further research

    Transferable skills | Pūkenga ngaio

    This course will contribute to developing the following transferrable skills and competencies:
  • Awareness and understanding of Māori perspectives
  • Critical analysis of a range of texts
  • Practical writing skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
    • 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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Te Ao Marama 253 Te Awaroa
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Te Ao Marama 253 Te Awaroa
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Te Ao Marama 253 Te Awaroa
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Kirsty Dunn


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Reflection (Literary Whakapapa) 15%
Essay 1 30%
Tutorial Journal 20%
Essay 2 35%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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 ENGL110 Occurrences

  • ENGL110-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • ENGL110-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)