Te Tohu Toi Tangata: Bachelor of Humanities

Do you want a degree that will encourage your competence and confidence in te ao Māori and as a citizen of the world?

A degree that not only helps you, but also gives you the skills and knowledge that will assist you to guide your whānau, hapu and iwi to achieve their future aspirations. This degree does this through transferable skills of good communications, critical thinking and research abilities as well as competency in decision making, networking and teamwork. The humanities is future driven. Do you want to be one of the drivers of the Māori futures?

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. 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Humanities will be competent and confident in Te Ao Māori and as citizens of the world. They will have expertise in at least one core subject and have developed a broad based skill set in communication, critical thinking and research. Graduates will possess transferable skills valued in the workplace, in the community and for higher academic study. The Bachelor of Humanities builds on a graduates prior education and is a key part of a graduates lifelong learning

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Start Date
Dates
10 Feb to 15 Nov 2020
Duration
Duration
40 weeks per year for 3 years
Commitment
Commitment
5 hours per course per week at home and 6 weekend noho on campus
Applications Close
Applications close
22 Jan 2020
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne, Tāmaki Makaurau. Remote access available.
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
$5928 (tuition) $311 (course related costs) $6238 (total) + $93.50 (Admin fee)

Core

MAO103 Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

Course Type:  Core

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.

MAO130 Whare Wānanga Development

Course Type:  Core

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.

MAO203 Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Society

Course Type:  Core

  • 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.

Māori Studies or Core

MAO104 Elementary Māori Language 1: Te Tipuranga

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO105 Elementary Māori Language 2: Te Tipuranga

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO106 Te Kawa o te Marae. The Protocol of the Marae

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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

MAO201 Te Puāwaitanga 1: Intermediate Māori Language

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO202 Te Puāwaitanga 2: Intermediate Māori Language

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO301 Te Pakaritanga 1: Advanced Māori Language

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO302 Te Pakaritanga 2: Advanced Māori Language

Course Type:  Major or Core

Major title:  Māori Studies

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.

MAO303 Mātauranga Maori me te Rangahau-a-iwi. Māori Knowledge and Tribal Research

Course Type:  Major

Major title:  Māori Studies

  • 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.

Indigenous Studies

IND101 Introduction to Indigenous Studies

Course Type: Major

Major title: 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.

IND102 Introduction to Indigenous Cultures and Societies

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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)

IND201 Indigenous ethnicity and identity

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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.

IND202 Marginalising difference in Māori and Indigenous Societies 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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

IND203 Indigenous Cultural Heritage

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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.

IND301 Contemporary Indigenous Society and Culture

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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.

IND302 Applied Indigenous Development

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

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.

IND303 Special Topic in Contemporary Indigenous Culture and Society 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Studies

  • 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.

Indigenous Business

INDB101 Introduction to Indigenous Business

Course Type: Major

Major title:  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.

INDB102 Fundamentals of Business Management

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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.

INDB104 Business Writing 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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

INDB201 Cross-Cultural Business Management

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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.

INDB202 Effective Principles of Governance within an Indigenous Context 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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.

INDB203 Effective Performance and Monitoring

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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.

INDB301 Leadership within an Indigenous Context 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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.

INDB302 Strategic Thinking within an Indigenous Business Context

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

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

INDB303 Contemporary Indigenous Business Models

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Indigenous Business

  • 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.

Policy

POL101 Introduction to Indigenous Politics and Development 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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

POL102 Introduction to Public Policy and Indigenous Administration 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL201 Politics of Indigenous Affairs and the State 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL202 Comparative principles and contexts of Indigenous Policy Development and Administration 

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL210 Principles of Indigenous Development

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL302 Applied Public Policy and Indigenous Applications

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL310 Applied Indigenous Development

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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.

POL320 Applied Research: Research Topic

Course Type: Major

Major title:  Policy

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

 

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