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Maori Oral Tradition (MAOR 301)

Introduction of advanced reading and listening skills. Review of grammar. May include short stories, drama, and poetry. International mission or residency may fulfill prerequisite.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite MAOR 202
Offered Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes:

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Distinguish between scientifically oriented knowledge and knowledge-based on Tikanga Māori (Matauranga Māori).
  • Understand and explain the significance of Māori land, Language, Oral tradition, and arts (Taonga Tuku Iho – History / Mythology).
  • Identify and interpret parts of a carved meeting house (Whare Whakairo - Philosophy).
  • Recognize, Comprehend and Participate in the cultural protocols of Māori marae (Formal Courtyard).
  • Listen to a range of audio material and gain better listening fluency with repeated listening.
  • Write texts of 200-300 words in Māori on familiar topics that are appropriate and accurate.
  • Identify appropriate sources of Maori language and culture online and in our BYUH library.
  • Understand cultural and customary concepts and sayings – Whakatauki (Maori Proverbs).
  • Sing a number of Traditional Māori songs or Haka – Waiata Tawhito.
  • Have fun in learning Māori.