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MAOR303 Ngāi Tahu and the Natural World

An in-depth study of traditional Ngāi Tahu society and culture, with particular emphasis on their interaction with the environment and traditional forms of environmental management.

This paper provides both a broad and an in-depth study of Ngāi Tahu, the Manawhenua in this region, with respect to their traditional interaction with the environment. This paper will also provide an analysis of the extent to which the past has influenced contemporary attitudes regarding Ngāi Tahu's interaction with its environment.

Paper title Ngāi Tahu and the Natural World
Paper code MAOR303
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level BTNY, ECOL, ENVI, GEOG, MAOR or ZOOL points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with MAOR 310 passed in 2004.
Contact
maori.studies@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 03 479 8674
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Jim Williams
Paper Structure
Internal Assessment 50%
Examination 50%
Textbooks
Sources provided on the course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students, on completion of this paper, will be able to
  • Identify the natural resources that determined the traditional lifestyle of Ngāi Tahu
  • Demonstrate how natural resources were managed from district to district, including habitat management and population management, all with a view to optimising future harvests
  • Understand the philosophical concepts underpinning the traditional Ngāi Tahu management of resources
  • Decode simple metaphors and understand the complexities of contrasting worldviews (within Ngāi Tahu and between cultures)

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22

An in-depth study of traditional Ngāi Tahu society and culture, with particular emphasis on their interaction with the environment and traditional forms of environmental management.

This paper provides both a broad and an in-depth study of Ngāi Tahu, the Manawhenua in this region, with respect to their traditional interaction with the environment. This paper will also provide an analysis of the extent to which the past has influenced contemporary attitudes regarding Ngāi Tahu's interaction with its environment.

Paper title Ngāi Tahu and the Natural World
Paper code MAOR303
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
18 200-level BTNY, ECOL, ENVI, GEOG, MAOR or ZOOL points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with MAOR 310 passed in 2004.
Contact
maori.studies@otago.ac.nz
Tel: 03 479 8674
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Jim Williams
Paper Structure
Internal Assessment 50%
Examination 50%
Textbooks
Sources provided on the course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students, on completion of this paper, will be able to
  • Identify the natural resources that determined the traditional lifestyle of Ngāi Tahu
  • Demonstrate how natural resources were managed from district to district, including habitat management and population management, all with a view to optimising future harvests
  • Understand the philosophical concepts underpinning the traditional Ngāi Tahu management of resources
  • Decode simple metaphors and understand the complexities of contrasting worldviews (within Ngāi Tahu and between cultures)

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41