New Zealand history in a global perspective: the way forces of imperialism, colonisation, capitalism and racial conflict have shaped modern New Zealand and its place in the world.
New Zealand was the last landmass to be discovered and colonised by humans and
has been made and remade by connections to the Pacific, Britain and Asia and has in
turn impacted upon those places. Amongst other things this paper looks at Māori society,
cross-cultural encounters, settler colonialism, wars and the emergence of strong central
government helped shape the evolution of modern New Zealand.
As well as spanning New Zealand's human history, this paper introduces students to key concepts and conventions used by historians. These analytical and communication skills are highly regarded and extremely transferable, which helps explain why history graduates are found in diverse professions.
The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, psychology, politics, anthropology, marketing, sociology, physical education, Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, and English.
This paper is 100% internally assessed.
|Paper title||New Zealand in the World from the 18th Century|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History and Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Recommended: A Concise History of New Zealand, by Philippa Mein Smith, 2012.
In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will:
- Gain an understanding of key events, personalities and trends over the span of New Zealand's human history
- Be introduced to central concepts that historians use to frame, communicate and debate this past