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|
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.