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HIST431 Special Topic: Peopling New Zealand Since 1840: Migration, Race, and Ethnicity

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Special Topic: Peopling New Zealand: Migration, Race and Ethnicity

Prescription: This course examines historical and contemporary migration to New Zealand. A key feature of the course is for students to contribute to the on-line Migration Museum of Dunedin.

This course, for Honours students, focuses on several migrant and refugee groups to examine historical and contemporary migration to New Zealand. Themes include motives for migration, discrimination, identities, and trauma. A key feature of the course is for students to contribute to the on-line Migration Museum of Dunedin.

This paper is 100% internally assessed.

Paper title Special Topic: Peopling New Zealand Since 1840: Migration, Race, and Ethnicity
Paper code HIST431
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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Pre or Corequisite
48 300-level HIST points
Contact

angela.mccarthy@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Angela McCarthy

Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Understand the key causes and consequences of migration to New Zealand in the past and present
  • Examine key themes in relation to the settlement of diverse migrant and refugee groups
  • Interrogate multidisciplinary approaches to the study of migration
  • Critique and utilise skills in qualitative and quantitative methodologies

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A seminar on the political and legal history of New Zealand, focusing on issues of state-formation and sovereignty

Special Topic: Constituting New Zealand: legal and political history

This course, for Honours or Master’s students, provides in-depth discussion of critical issues in the constitution of New Zealand’s political and legal landscape. We examine historical debates on the Treaty of Waitangi and native title, on New Zealand within the British empire, and as an imperial project in the South Pacific, on Australasian federation, citizenship in the twentieth century and the making of independent foreign policy among other issues. The focus is on themes of state-formation and sovereignty.

This paper is 100% internally assessed.

Paper title Special Topic: Constituting New Zealand: Political and Legal History
Paper code HIST431
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
36 300-level HIST points
Contact

Dr Miranda Johnson - miranda.johnson@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Miranda Johnson

Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Course outline

Available via Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Have a critical awareness of key debates about state-formation, constitutional history, and significant legal and political processes in New Zealand’s past and present
  • Be able to contextualise New Zealand’s political past and present in reference to debates about state formation, colonial and imperial statehood, and concepts of sovereignty from other parts of the world
  • Be able to historicise and/or draw on useful historical examples in order to understand present-day debates and developments, particularly concerning Māori sovereignty and New Zealand’s location in the Pacific region
  • Have learned how to carry out primary and secondary research in libraries and archives

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41