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230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ (15 credits)

This course examines formations of identity and belonging in relation to concepts of place and turangawaewae (‘standing place’). The multiple factors shaping identity formation, citizenship and public engagement will be explored, and students will develop awareness of and reflect on diverse perspectives regarding identity and citizenship, and apply this understanding to analyse issues in contemporary New Zealand society.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester Two full semester
  • Location: Manawatu Campus
  • Coordinator: Dr Andrew Dickson
  • Subject: Humanities Social Sciences
  • 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. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Special notes

  • Watch our lecturers tell you about this course in our taster video.


  • Start Date: Monday 20 July, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 15 November, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 31 July, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Friday 16 October, 2020


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $759.55 *
  • International Students NZD $3,316.25 *

* 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 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key historical events and processes that have shaped notions of identity and belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand society.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to situate and reflect on expressions of 21st century citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand across a range of contexts.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the social construction of identity, and critically reflect on their own identity.
  4. Identify and critique dominant narratives of Aotearoa New Zealand identity and citizenship.

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

Assessments Details

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

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Written Assignment 1,2,3,4 30.0%
2 Written Assignment 3 15.0%
3 Written Assignment 1,2,4 30.0%
4 Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1,2,3,4 25.0%

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.

  • Turangawaewae: Identity And Belonging In Aotearoa New Zealand
    Author: Cain, T., Kahu, E. And Shaw, R. (2017)
    ISBN: 978-0-9941363-7-4
    Edition: 2017
    Publisher: Palmerston North: Massey University Press

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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 2 hour(s) Lecture(s) and 1 hour(s) of Tutorial(s) per week.

Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the way courses are taught. During Semester 2, 2020 students will have a blended learning experience, with increased online learning opportunities, alongside some face-to-face teaching for internal students.

Class timetables for our courses may also change. An updated class timetable will be available on 1 July 2020.
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Lecture (All students)
Monday 10:00 - 12:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 1)
Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 2)
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 3)
Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

Tutorial (Tutorial 4)
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00

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