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INGS501 Indigenous Theory and Method

Introduces key theory and method questions for Indigenous Studies, focusing on the central challenge of defining ‘Indigenous’.

The aim of this paper is to introduce students to theoretical and methodological paradigms, ideas and issues relevant to Indigenous peoples.

Paper title Indigenous Theory and Method
Paper code INGS501
Subject Indigenous Studies
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,442.12
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INGX 501
Limited to

Teaching staff

Dr Emma Powell

Paper Structure
100% internally assessed
Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.

Paper available as a distance paper for the MIndS programme, but arrangements for on-campus students are made directly with the lecturer for on-campus sessions.

Readings available online
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Critically analyse, evaluate and debate many of the diverse theoretical and epistemological paradigms relevant to Indigenous peoples
  • Significantly engage with at least one of the theoretical/methodological paradigms presented in class to the degree of understanding that will allow the student to employ that theoretical/methodological paradigm as the underpinnings for their INGS 590 Research Report. That is, the student should be able to form a research question, theoretical paradigm and epistemological method based on one of the theoretical/methodological paradigms learnt in INGS 501

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system