Faculty of Arts


Cook Islands Maori Language 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for COOKIS 201.


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




Coursework + exam


COOKIS 201: 15.0 points


COOKIS 101 or COOKIS 102


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

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