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Indigenous women's roles (traditional and contemporary) within selected Polynesian communities. Topics include birthing practices, kinship and relationship practices, and female physicality.
This paper is intended to serve as a critical examination of the role of Polynesian women within their respective Polynesian cultural domains and how this role may have evolved over time. The paper will explore several interrelated themes, including the representation of Polynesian women through print and the media, such as "postcard" images.
|Paper title||Tinā Pasifika - Women in Polynesian Communities|
|Subject||Pacific Islands Studies|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,154.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,801.79|
- PACI 301 or PACI 310 or 36 300-level ANTH, GEND, HIST or MAOR points
- MAOR 416, PACX 401
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- More information link
- View more information on the School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Michelle Schaaf
- Paper Structure
- Internal assessment 100%
- Readings will be advised in the course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the significance of Polynesian women in the Pacific
- Compare and contrast their own life experiences in relation to the stated course objectives
- Demonstrate a knowledge of research skills through a range of mediums, such as the visual and/or performing arts, oral and aural forms of communication
- Lead an entire online class, both through the online presentation and the facilitation of online classroom discussions