Faculty of Arts


COOKIS 201

Cook Islands Maori Language 2


Description

Further consolidates skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Cook Islands Maori. This will be done through the universal medium of storytelling, with stories ranging from historical and Biblical narratives to supernatural events to modern history, with a focus on the pivotal role of women. Students will also deepen their experience and knowledge of Cook Islands Maori culture through their participation in a dramatised re-enactment of a Cook Islands myth or legend with its accompanying chants and songs. This will usually be one of various canoe traditions, which describe the development of Cook Islands society as a journey through time and space from the legendary homeland of Avaiki, through many challenges, to a particular island. From there chiefly dynasties, worship sites and settlements are established and complicated histories begin. These include stories of family, warfare, intrigue, loyalty, betrayal, romance and journeys further afield.

Availability 2012

Availability to be advised

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

COOKIS 201: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

COOKIS 101 or COOKIS 102

Restrictions

COOKIS 202. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed.


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