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(TONG 301) Tongan Oral Tradition

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 TONG 202
Offered Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes

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.