Undergraduate Study with Aotahi: School of Maori and Indigenous Studies
By providing the option to study under either a Te Reo (TREO) or Māori and Indigenous (MAI) major, or a combination of the two, Aotahi allows students to design a University experience suitable to their individual study needs and interests.
Maori and Indigenous Studies
Māori and Indigenous Studies is a dynamic discipline and one with a special place in the university. Māori and Indigenous Studies encourage students to rethink their view of the world and their place in it. Showcasing Māori history, colonisation and post-colonisation, the Treaty of Waitangi, politics and contemporary issues as well as indigenous knowledge and indigenous and Māori development Aotahi works to create new pathways of knowledge around the indigenous peoples of New Zealand and the world.
The relationship between Māori and Pākehā gives New Zealand its unique identity. Courses in the School reflect the history and experience of Māori and other indigenous peoples.
Te Reo Māori is one of two recognised official languages of Aotearoa-New Zealand, the other being sign language. The Te Reo programme at Aotahi offers students the opportunity to study the Māori language with a varying range of courses that cater to absolute beginner's right through to fluent speakers.
Our Te Reo major is designed to provide students with the ability to become competent speakers of the language both in an academic context by studying Te Reo, language revitalisation and translation skills, but also for everyday use in the home, whānau and marae setting.
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Assignment Cover Sheet (to be attached to all assignments)