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.
About this paper
|Ngāi Tahu and the Natural World
|Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
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- 18 200-level BTNY, ECOL, ENVI, GEOG, MAOR or ZOOL points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with MAOR310 passed in 2004.
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- Paper Structure
- Internal Assessment 50%
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research.
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- 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)