T5090 – Resisting the Legacy of Colonialism: History, Culture and Literature of the Maori (Aoteaora/New Zealand)

Auckland, Northland Region and North Central Region
Faculty: Jane Lamm Carroll and Joanne Cavallaro
On-line Course Date: 01/03/2019 and 01/25/2019
Travel Dates: 01/04/2019 – 01/24/2019

This course will examine the history of the Maori and the ways that the Maori today have negotiated post-colonial space in their work to revitalize a culture and language that were nearly destroyed by European colonization, in the process producing some remarkable literature.

Academic Overview
This course examines the history of the Maori and the ways that the Maori today have worked to restore and preserve their culture and language that were nearly destroyed by European colonialism.  The course will begin with the history of the Maori people and take students on visits to sites where that history took place.  The course will then turn students’ attention to the contemporary resurgence of Maori culture and literature, again visiting sites closely related to this resurgence, including an overnight stay at a Maori marae. Along the way, we will read the novels and poetry of contemporary Maori writers, again visiting sites mentioned in those works to enhance students’ understanding of the texts.

Program Fee/Cost
Program Fee includes:  Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, university and hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, one lunch and three dinners (subject to change).

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required Readings
James Belich, Making Peoples
Keri Hulm, The Bone People
Witi Ihimaera, Whale Rider
Selected poetry by various Maori writers
Collection of short stories to be determined
Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider (novel and film)

15% Attendance and Participation
15% Site Visit Journals
20% Reflection Papers on Assigned Readings
15% History Exam
15% Group Presentation on a Short Story
20% Final Synthesis Essay

Faculty Directors
Jane Carroll, St. Catherine University (651) 690.8813, email: jlcarroll@stkate.edu
Joanne Cavallaro, St. Catherine University (651) 690.6867, email: jcavallaro@stkate.edu

Description of Faculty Directors
Dr. Carroll is a Professor of History at St. Catherine University. She has been teaching American and European history courses for almost 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include the history of slavery, the history of civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S., the history of American and European women, the history of feminism, Irish history and Minnesota history.  Her research and writing is in 19th century Minnesota history and the relationships between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.  Professor Carroll has travelled extensively throughout Western Europe and the British Isles. This is her second time instructing this course.

Dr. Cavallaro is a Professor of English at St. Catherine University. She has taught courses in English for over 20 years, with an expertise in socio-linguistics. Recently she has turned her attention to issues of endangered languages, teaching several courses on that topic.  She has co-taught interdisciplinary courses in the St. Catherine University Honors Program. This is her second time co-instructing this course.

Application Procedures & Deadline
· Select the How to Apply link to start your online application.
· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact Jane Carroll
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office.


Travel Packet

Travel ePacket (Link)

Click the image at left to access the course Travel Packet. The ePacket contains important information about traveling abroad, including your itinerary, frequently asked questions, participant letter and culturegram.

Preliminary Itinerary will be posted by October 16.
Final Itinerary will be posted by December 7.


The Orientation process includes 3 components:
– an online self-study and quiz on the UMAIE student handbook.
– an online orientation webinar conducted by your faculty director(s)
– an on-site orientation upon arrival.

You are REQUIRED to participate in and complete all 3 steps within the deadlines specified below. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the course.

Student Handbook and Online Quiz

2018 Student Manual (PDF)

We have put together this handbook to provide you with helpful information for planning and spending your time abroad. The handbook is also your primary study guide to pass your online quiz. There are excellent tips in this handbook, and it is organized in a way we hope will be user-friendly and straightforward.

Please carefully read the UMAIE student handbook and complete the quiz on the UMAIE student handbook by October 20, 2018.


quiz_thumbYou can access the online quiz through your online application by logging in to your school’s study abroad website. Complete the 2019 UMAIE Participant Quiz under Assessments on your online application portal.


 Orientation Webinar

The online orientation webinar for this course is on:

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 4:00pm-5:30pm

Your participation is required. Please review the sign-in instructions below and make yourself available to participate on this date.

Click the webinar icon below to access the launch and sign-in screen for Zoom.

Instructions (PDF)

Instructions (PDF)

Webinar Link (Zoom)


(Alternate Access to Webinar)

Topic: T5090 – Resisting the Legacy of Colonialism – Carroll_Cavallaro
Time: Oct 24, 2018 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://stthomas.zoom.us/j/813835170
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 877 369 0926 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5247  (Toll Free)
    Meeting ID: 813 835 170
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abZm5wtej8


Participants are required to bring their Student ID card with them on the course to qualify for reduced student entrances at many sites. Without your ID, you could be responsible to pay any difference in entrance fees.