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Bachelor of Humanities

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Representing a new phase of development for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, this innovative programme offers students the flexibility and freedom to design their own three-year degree course to reflect their interests and career plans.

Students will have the opportunity to gain skills, experience and insight across a number of different majors, including Māori Studies, Indigenous Business, Indigenous Studies and Policy. The qualification will broaden students’ range of career options, preparing them to meet the changing demands of today's job market.

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
3 Year/s
Location/s: 
Tāmaki Makaurau, Tauranga *, Whakatāne
Start Date: 
05/02/2018
Finish Date: 
11/11/2018
Applications Close: 
22/01/2018
Intake Details :
Semester 2 Intake

Start Date: 02/07/2018

End Date: 11/11/2018

Application Closing Date: 18/06/2018

 

* For Tauranga, please contact us for more information.

Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2018:
$5996.58

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

** These are indicative fees for 2018 awaiting Council approval.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
16 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 

a) Have successfully completed a relevant Level 4 certificate; or

b) NCEA credits as follows:

  1. A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from the approved subject list, with a further 14 credits at Level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications Framework or approved subjects; and
  2. A minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the National Qualifications Framework; and
  3. A minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; 4 credits must be in Reading and 4 credits must be in Writing. These literacy credits are to be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.

Students who do not meet these criteria but have special circumstance that warrants further consideration, for example underage applicants who demonstrate exceptional academic ability, can be admitted through an interview and testing process at the discretion of the Head of the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Further Study:

Tertiary study at Postgraduate level:

  • Master of Indigenous Studies;
  • Master of Māori Studies.
Career Opportunities:
Business, Consumer and Industry Research, Education, Health, ICT, Land-Based Incorporations, Local Councils and Local Bodies, Māori Trusts, Māori/Indigenous Organisations and Communities, Policy Analyst, Public Service, Rūnanga
Course Code: IND101
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Introduction to Indigenous Studies
Description:

This course introduces the theorists and theories surrounding the development of concepts such as ethnicity, Indigeneity and culture. Students will study the usage of these terms historically and in contemporary contexts.



Course Code: IND102
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Introduction to Indigenous Cultures and Societies
Description:

An introduction to indigenous tradition, culture and history, and its relevance in contemporary times. The course will cover origin and migration traditions; cultural knowledge, ethics values and protocols; traditional land ownership and use; the history of indigenous-European contact; indigenous leadership structures; and the Treaty of Waitangi (relevant treaties or legislation that have impacted on other indigenous peoples will be included).



Course Code: IND201
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Indigenous ethnicity and identity
Description:

This course aims to provide the student with the skills to compare and contrast the experiences of Māori with other indigenous peoples and examine parallel issues and development pathways. The course focuses on Pasifika nations. However, students may wish to utilise material from their own area, such as Hawai'i, Canada, or the United States.



Course Code: IND202
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Marginalising difference in Māori and Indigenous Societies
Description:

The course aims to provide students with the skills to critically examine issues of representation, participation, race and gender in contemporary indigenous societies.



Course Code: IND203
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Description:

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of cultural heritage as both the physical tangible artefacts and the intangible attributes of a society: a total inter-relationship between natural environment, historic places and objects, people, knowledge, practices, values, beliefs and ethics. The course will draw upon the theoretical and knowledge frameworks that have been developed through the other courses in the Indigenous Major.



Course Code: IND301
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Contemporary Indigenous Society and Culture
Description:

This course aims to provide students with the skills to analyse the contemporary issues that are of concern to indigenous peoples: Māori and other non-Māori indigenous peoples. These will include issues of treaties and settlement claims, indigenous group interaction, and building indigenous social capital into the 21st century.



Course Code: IND302
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Applied Indigenous Development
Description:

This course aims to broaden student’s knowledge and understanding of development and resource management practices which will enable them to apply what they have learnt immediately to the aligned discipline and/or labour market sector. This is an applied base course which will involve a more practical than theoretical approach to student course learning. As such, students will be provided with real/virtual scenarios and challenges to which they will be expected to demonstrate the ability to apply theory and practical solutions.



Course Code: IND303
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Studies
Course Title: Special Topic in Contemporary Indigenous Culture and Society
Description:

This reading course draws from the work of both indigenous and non-indigenous theorists to critically examine a range of contemporary issues with which indigenous peoples are engaged. Students will study in depth selected topics from the field of indigenous studies through a programme of readings, seminars, and directed research. Students will be supervised by a lecturer in whose area they are studying.



Course Code: INDB101
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Introduction to Indigenous Business
Description:

An introduction to the social, legislative and economic influences that affected indigenous business economies pre and post European contact. Students will study indigenous business tradition, history and culture in order to gain a general understanding of the issues that have shaped and continue to influence the dynamics of indigenous business.



Course Code: INDB102
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Fundamentals of Business Management
Description:

This paper introduces students to the concept of management from both an indigenous and Western view and introduces the systems utilised by managers to achieve the outcomes required by stakeholders. Management is the social application of systems pertinent to the environment within which the business operates to achieve pre-agreed outcomes.



Course Code: INDB104
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Business Writing
Description:

This course introduces students to business writing in a way that considers indigenous values, concepts and practices. The focus is on developing writing skills for internal and external business communications. Students will be able to apply rules of contemporary punctuation, grammar, syntax, and style to achieve effective indigenous business communications.



Course Code: INDB201
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Cross-Cultural Business Management
Description:

This paper provides an appreciation of management essentials and the role of managers in a contemporary context across cultures. It introduces key management concepts and processes used in national and global organisations and in doing so examines decision making and problem solving, organisational design and the way work is organised, the role of culture in organisational behaviour, business strategies, control systems, communication and understanding the constraints for managers of national and international environments.



Course Code: INDB202
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Effective Principles of Governance within an Indigenous Context
Description:

Persons elected to positions of governance on public, private (including trusts), community and business Boards are in a fiduciary relationship with those they represent.

This course provides students with a critical overview of the fundamentals of Governance predominantly from an Indigenous Peoples’ perspective through an exploration of current and potential future practices.



Course Code: INDB203
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Effective Performance and Monitoring
Description:

Persons appointed to governance positions determine the future direction of the entity in order to meet its kaupapa. To ensure congruence with this direction the performance of an entity is monitored and if necessary changed using appropriate monitoring tools and feedback loops.

Students on this paper will be introduced to a range of organisational performance monitoring tools including financial, human, input and output and compliance together with their application across a range of entities including indigenous businesses.



Course Code: INDB301
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Leadership within an Indigenous Context
Description:

Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”. This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of leadership relevant to all persons in for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. Western, indigenous and gender leadership styles are analysed and deconstructed. The course will provide students with the opportunity for personal dimensions of leadership to be explored and reflected on.



Course Code: INDB302
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Strategic Thinking within an Indigenous Business Context
Description:

This course examines the concepts of strategic thinking in a practical business-related manner as well as its theoretical and empirical underpinning. The student will understand and be able to apply the concept and practice of strategic thinking and relate such practice specifically to Indigenous Business.



Course Code: INDB303
Course Type: Major
Major TitleIndigenous Business
Course Title: Contemporary Indigenous Business Models
Description:

This course aims to provide students with the skills to analyse the contemporary issues that are of concern to indigenous business and find solutions to overcome these issues. This experience will provide students with the opportunity to learn (first hand) about the realities of indigenous business; and develop implementable and practical business solutions in areas such as planning, marketing, communication and reporting.



Course Code: MAO103
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ao Māori: The Māori World
Description:

This course provides an introduction to traditional Māori society and culture covering areas such as: mythology, migration traditions, social structure, spiritual beliefs, land tenure, marae protocols and oral traditions.



Course Code: MAO104
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Elementary Māori Language 1: Te Tipuranga
Description:

This course develops conversational skills in everyday activities such as habits, routines, events, giving instructions, forms of travel, past and present activities, current events and literature in te reo Māori.



Course Code: MAO105
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Elementary Māori Language 2: Te Tipuranga
Description:

This course follows on from MAO104 and develops communication and conversational skills in making invitations and suggestions, plans for the future, seeking and giving permission, selling and purchasing and Māori tribal and oral traditions.



Course Code: MAO106
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Kawa o te Marae. The Protocol of the Marae
Description:

The course examines the concepts, practices and philosophies underpinning marae protocol.



Course Code: MAO130
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Whare Wānanga Development
Description:

This course analyses the reasons for the establishment of whare wānanga as tertiary institutions by Māori. By exploring social, political and cultural contexts in Aotearoa, students will examine Māori responses to historical and contemporary provisions of education for Māori.



Course Code: MAO201
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Puāwaitanga 1: Intermediate Māori Language
Description:

This is an intermediate-level Māori language course that reinforces the knowledge acquired in MAO105 and further develops skills in conversation, communication, translation and the interpretation of oral and tribal traditions.



Course Code: MAO202
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Puāwaitanga 2: Intermediate Māori Language
Description:

This course follows on from MAO201 and teaches skills in communicating about problems and solutions, plans, hopes and intentions as well as formal oratory. The course also develops skills in research and writing in the Māori language.



Course Code: MAO203
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Society
Description:

This course analyses Māori society since the arrival of the first Europeans to the present, examining the social, political and economic effects of colonisation upon Māori people.



Course Code: MAO301
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Pakaritanga 1: Advanced Māori Language
Description:

This is an advanced Māori language course which follows on from MAO202. Students learn how to communicate about future plans, offer and respond to advice, express approval and disapproval, debate and discuss issues and express deep thoughts, reasons and opinions on various issues. The course also develops oral and written research skills in Māori.



Course Code: MAO302
Course Type: Core or Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Te Pakaritanga 2: Advanced Māori Language
Description:

This advanced course in Māori language follows on from MAO301. The course reinforces and develops advanced skills in communication, reasoning, debating and researching contemporary social and political topics in the Māori language.



Course Code: MAO303
Course Type: Major
Major TitleMāori Studies
Course Title: Mātauranga Maori me te Rangahau-a-iwi. Māori Knowledge and Tribal Research
Description:

This course examines Māori research and Māori epistemology or knowledge systems. The course develops skills in researching whānau, hapū and iwi histories through the analysis of primary and secondary sources in Māori and English.



Course Code: POL101
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Introduction to Indigenous Politics and Development
Description:

The aim of this course is to give students an overview of politics, political systems, as well as governance structures, and the implications these have on indigenous/Māori development. This course will introduce students to theoretical concepts and frameworks of politics and political systems including leadership, representation, mandate and authority across a range of cultural and national settings. An introduction to Development Theory as it relates to indigenous/Māori aspirations will also strengthen the student’s awareness of the broader concepts and issues relating to indigenous advancement. Particular consideration will be given to the Treaty of Waitangi and the Aotearoa/New Zealand experiences in terms of State and indigenous power relationships.



Course Code: POL102
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Introduction to Public Policy and Indigenous Administration
Description:

This course aims to introduce students to the theoretical frameworks and concepts in which Public Policy operates and how these processes influence administration practices of Māori/indigenous resources. Particular attention will be given to how public policy discourse and implementation has evolved in Aotearoa/ New Zealand within historical and contemporary settings. Consideration will also be given to how Public Policy is developed and operates at the interface with Māori/indigenous communities especially with regard to Treaty of Waitangi expectations and responsibilities.



Course Code: POL201
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Politics of Indigenous Affairs and the State
Description:

This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to examine and critique the contexts in which indigenous and State relationships exists. A comparative analysis will be examined in terms of Western and indigenous approaches to representation, mandate and leadership. Particular attention will be given to tensions and/or solutions that arise between indigenous aspirations for self-determination and government preferences for sovereign authority as a Nation State. The experiences of indigenous/State relationships in Aotearoa/New Zealand will be used in the first instance as a case study. Where appropriate, comparisons with other indigenous experiences will be explored.



Course Code: POL202
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Comparative principles and contexts of Indigenous Policy Development and Administration
Description:

This course aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to examine and critique the models and applications of Public Policy across a number of settings and experiences particularly as it relates to indigenous advancement. An in-depth analysis of the stages of the policy cycle will be explored. A comparative analysis will also be examined in terms of Western and indigenous approaches to policy development and administration. Consideration will be given to comparative organisational structures including governance/management systems that have been applied in terms of sustainable policy development.



Course Code: POL210
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Principles of Indigenous Development
Description:

This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills and understandings to examine and critique the sites and contexts in which indigenous development occurs. An in-depth analysis of the development planning, implementing of and managing of resources will be explored.

A comparative analysis will also be undertaken in terms of Western and indigenous approaches to development, planning and administration. Consideration will be given to comparative organisational structures including governance/management systems that have been applied in terms of sustainable resource management.



Course Code: POL302
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Applied Public Policy and Indigenous Applications
Description:

This course aims to broaden and strengthen the student’s knowledge and understanding of policy development and administration. The skills and tools acquired within this course will enable students to apply what they have learnt immediately to an aligned discipline and/or labour market sector related to policy development. This is an applied base course which will involve a more practical than theoretical approach to their course learning. As such, students will be provided with real/virtual scenarios and challenges to which they will be expected to demonstrate the ability to apply policy theory to and for practical solutions. Kaupapa Māori frameworks will be an integral part of all of the modes of delivery. An emphasis on written as well as oral communication skills and competencies relating to policy advice will be an important focus of this course.



Course Code: POL310
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Applied Indigenous Development
Description:

This course aims to broaden the student’s knowledge and understanding of development and resource management practices which will enable them to apply what they have learnt immediately to the aligned discipline and/or labour market sector. This is an applied base course which will involve a more practical than theoretical approach to student course learning. As such, students will be provided with real/virtual scenarios and challenges to which they will be expected to demonstrate the ability to apply theory to and for practical solutions.



Course Code: POL320
Course Type: Major
Major TitlePolicy
Course Title: Applied Research: Research Topic
Description:

This is a special topic paper in which a student undertakes a supervised research project related to indigenous/Māori politics, development and/or public policy areas. Where appropriate, students will be encouraged to undertake a small research assignment in collaboration with a Māori organisation, community or government department. The project must demonstrate how it will contribute or add value to Māori wellbeing/development. Please note that entry into this paper is restricted to the availability of a supervisor and the student’s grades.