Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- Tohu Māoritanga | Diploma in Māoritanga
- Undergraduate information
- Postgraduate information
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by Te Kawa a Māui - School of Māori Studies.
Māori Studies courses and programmes examine the Māori people—their language, culture past and present, and their place in relation to the other cultures of New Zealand, Polynesia and the world. Our courses are part of the range of offerings for the Diploma in Māoritanga, the Bachelor of Arts (BA), BA(Hons), Master of Arts and the PhD degrees.
Māori culture is a living and dynamic reality in New Zealand/Aotearoa today and provides the nation with many of its unique qualities. Historically, interaction between Māori and non-Māori has shaped the economic, social and political development of this country.
A positive future for our country will increasingly rely on both Pākehā and Māori having a greater understanding of Māori culture and society and especially how our colonial history impacts on the present day realities for Māori people.
Māori Studies programmes focus on developing awareness, appreciation and understanding about the issues and complexities associated with these things.
The Tohu Māoritanga/Diploma in Māoritanga is designed to provide students with a foundation in Māori language, culture and society as well as supporting the development of academic study skills needed for tertiary study. A University Entrance qualification is not required. The Tohu Māoritanga can be completed in one full year of academic study (February–November).
Find out more about the requirements for the Tohu Māoritanga | Diploma in Māoritanga.
BA major requirements
Māori Resource Management*
- MAOR 123 and 40 points from (MAOR 101, 102, 111, 112)
- 40 points from MAOR 202, 203 or 217
- MAOR 301 and one of MAOR 302 or 316
- MAOR 111, 112 and 123
- MAOR 211 and 221 and 20 points from MAOR 200-299
- MAOR 313 and 20 points from MAOR 300-399
*subject to approval.
Te Reo Māori
- MAOR 101 and 102±
- MAOR 111 and 112
- MAOR 211 and 221
- MAOR 311, 321 and 322
± Requirement 1. will be waived for students who have the appropriate NCEA Level 3 requirements (or equivalent).
For information specific to Māori Studies, please see our Postgraduate Study page. For information about the postgraduate qualifications, please click on the Faculty links below.
- Graduate Diploma in Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours
- Master of Arts
- Doctor of Philosophy.
You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.
Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Student and Academic Services Office for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites and your Application to Study.
If you would like further information, contact the School of Māori Studies - Te Kawa a Māui.
For a complete course listing, see the list of all Māori Studies courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
MAOR 101 – Te Timatanga/Introduction to Maori Language
MAOR 102 – Te Arumanga/Elementary Maori Language
MAOR 111 – Wana te Wanawana /Maori Language 1A
MAOR 112 – Wanawana te Tu / Maori Language 1B
MAOR 124 – Te Putaiao Maori/Maori Science
|200 Level Courses|
MAOR 210 – Special Topic: Cultural Mapping
MAOR 211 – Tu Te Wana Wana/Maori Language 2A
MAOR 216 – Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi
MAOR 217 – The Peopling of Polynesia
MAOR 221 – Tu Tu Te Wana/Maori Language 2B
MAOR 233 – Pacific Literature
|300 Level Courses|
MAOR 308 – Maori Media
MAOR 311 – Tiri Te Wana Wana/Maori Language 3
MAOR 312 – Toi Maori/The Arts of the Maori
MAOR 316 – Torangapu Maori/Maori Politics
MAOR 318 – Special Topic: Maori Performance Analysis
MAOR 333 – Indigenous Writing in English
|400 Level Courses|
MAOR 410 – Kaupapa Turua/Special Topic: Iwi Internship
MAOR 489 – Kaupapa Rangahau/Research Project