HIST262-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Maori and Indigenous Development

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


This course will examine Maori and Indigenous development. Students will explore both historical and contemporary developments and the factors which have affected Maori and Indigenous engagement with globalisation. For example the course will look at areas such as economic development, education and health, amongst others.

Not only is Maori and Indigenous Studies one of the areas of study that are central to understanding life in modern Aotearoa/New Zealand society it provides you with knowledge and a set of skills that are increasingly important to employers; both from within the government and private sectors.

BA students who major in Maori and Indigenous Studies must normally take at least two 100-level MAOR courses (two from MAOR107, MAOR108, MAOR170 or MAOR172), plus at least three 200-level MAOR courses, plus at least 60-points from 300-level MAOR courses. For more information see the BA regulations.

Learning Outcomes
Students will
• Discuss and gain a broader understanding of the contemporary positions of Māori and Indigenous development
• Better understand historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, global and environmental factors impacting on Māori and Indigenous development
• Begin to understand the contemporary patterns and aspirations within Māori and Indigenous communities towards reasserting self-determination
• Gain awareness of the relationship between self-determination, equity, social justice, indigenous rights and Māori and Indigenous people

Why this paper?
paper in Maori are increasingly expected by employers, this paper ventures towards pathways in
• Policy analyst in Māori and Government organisations.
• Community development roles especially within Māori and Iwi sectors.
• Professional social services, education, and health sector roles that interface with Iwi and Māori organisations.
• Further Māori and Indigenous research
• Journalism
• Police
• Law
• Entreprenueralship

Transferrable Skills:
This course contributes to the development of the following transferable skills
• Critical analysis: ability to understand, compare, and contrast contemporary social and political problems.
• Creative problem solving: ability to develop solutions for issues, challenges, and opportunities facing Māori and Indigenous people.
• Practical writing skills.
• Communication and presentation: developed through interactive tutorials.  
• Maori World view


Any 15 points at 100 level in HIST or MAOR or CLAS120, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

Hamuera Kahi


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 35%
Essay 25%
On-line Quiz 10%
Test 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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 HIST262 Occurrences

  • HIST262-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020