Tongan Oral Tradition (TONG 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|
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand Tongan indigenous epistemology through assigned texts, oral and in print.
- Learn Tongan cosmology, aesthetics, values, symbolism, and metaphors in assigned texts
- Recognize and differentiate demographical markers, traits, and nuances specific to Tongan island groups and villages.
- Appreciate the Tongan language prevalent in Tongan texts, both within the canon or orature and literature.
- Be familiar with creative works and literary archives, both oral and written, authored bu cultural practitioners and academics of Tongan heritage and lineage.
- Produce an archive of Tongan texts complete with research-based analysis and reflection.