MAOR130-24S2 (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


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 MAOR130 Occurrences

  • MAOR130-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • MAOR130-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)