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139.362 Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa (15 credits)

A study of contemporary Oceanic (Māori and Pasifika) literature in English contextualised in relation to customary and pre-colonial Oceanic literatures, narratives, and storytelling methods.

Details Details

  • Year: 2019
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Tina Makereti
  • Subject: English
  • College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online component Details

  • Online component: Partially Taught Online - As part of the course is taught online, Broadband access is required. In addition to accessing the Course Guide, students will be required to access core and supplementary digital study resources, contribute to discussion fora and complete online activities and assessment tasks. Core study resources that can be published in print will be supplied to the students who request them. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s):
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level


  • Start Date: Monday 15 July, 2019
  • End date: Sunday 17 November, 2019

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Sunday 28 July, 2019
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 18 October, 2019


Course fees for 2019

  • Domestic Students: NZD $845.60 *
  • International Students NZD $3,962.50 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2019 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Identify the cultural, historical and literary contexts from which contemporary Oceanic (Māori & Pasifika) literatures emerge.
  2. Evaluate a diverse range of Oceanic approaches to literature, including models derived from the Treaty of Waitangi.
  3. Critically assess the cultural bias embedded and reproduced in reading and writing in English.
  4. Analyse and discuss the impact of historical and institutional bias on the production and reception of Oceanic literatures.
  5. Produce a creative written response to the kaupapa (themes) of the course.

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.


During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Creative Compositions 1,2,4,5 20.0%
2 Written Assignment 1,2,3 35.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4,5 45.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.


It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.

  • Black Marks On The White Page
    Author: Eds. Witi Ihimaera And Tina Makereti
    ISBN: 9780143770299
    Edition: First
    Notes: Currently Manawatū & Distance

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Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take 4 hour(s) of Lectorial(s) per week.

Lecture/tutorial (All students)
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00

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