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Study Māori Studies at Otago

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Overview

Tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou i roto i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Māori Studies is an intellectual discipline within the University, with an academic programme dedicated to the study of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori (the Māori language, Māori customary lore, Māori history, Māori performing arts, Māori education and Māori research) in Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu. The introduction of an immersion Māori language programme from 100- to 400-level based on the Te Whanake series by Professor John C. Moorfield provides a strong foundation for the multidisciplinary offerings of papers which constitute our curriculum.

Māori Studies is an entry point for students and scholars wishing to engage with knowledge about Māori.

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Contact details

Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/tetumu

Email: maori-studies@otago.ac.nz

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Māori Studies (MAOR) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Māori Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

MAOR 102  Maori Society

MAOR 111  Te Kākano 1

MAOR 112  Te Kākano 2

18

18

18

200-level

MAOR 211  Te Pihinga 1

MAOR 212  Te Pihinga 2

One further paper from 200-level MAOR, PACI 201

18

18

18

300-level

MAOR 311  Te Māhuri 1

MAOR 312  Te Māhuri 2

36 further points from 300-level MAOR papers

PACI 301 may be substituted for 18 300-level MAOR points.

18

18

36

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Note: Note: Students will be placed in MAOR language papers appropriate to their knowledge of Mäori. A first year student placed in the 200-level or 300-level language paper will still have to pass MAOR papers worth at least 162 points in order to major in Mäori Studies.

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Māori Studies

Papers

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Māori Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Māori Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

PGDipArts students are required either to have passed MAOR 314 or to substitute it for one of the prescribed 400-level papers. Students should note that in the latter case, the total points value for the year will be 144 points.

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Master of Arts (MA) in Māori Studies

  • Thesis: MAOR 5

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Minor Subject Requirements

Māori Studies as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelTwo100-level MAOR papers

36

200-levelTwo MAOR or PACI papers at 200-level or above

36

300-levelOne 300-level MAOR or PACI paper18
Total 90

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