Courses - Faculty of Arts


Cook Islands Māori

Stage I

COOKIS 101
15 Points

COOKIS 101G
15 Points

Introduction to Cook Islands Māori

Gives students an introduction to the structure of Cook Islands Māori as well as allowing them to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.

Restriction: COOKIS 102. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

Stage II

COOKIS 201
15 Points

Cook Islands Māori Language 2

Further consolidates skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Cook Islands Māori. Students will also deepen their experience and knowledge of Cook Islands Māori culture through their participation in a dramatised re-enactment of a Cook Islands myth or legend, with its accompanying chants and songs.

Prerequisite: COOKIS 101 or 102

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

COOKIS 204
15 Points

Special Topic

Stage III

COOKIS 301
15 Points

Cook Islands Māori Language 3

Students will develop their language skills to an advanced level, through examining, discussing and analysing, in Cook Islands Māori, selected oral and written texts in various genres, as a model for their own compositions. They will also study traditional oratory as a means of further expressing the richness of Cook Islands culture and history.

Prerequisite: COOKIS 201 or 202

Restriction: COOKIS 302

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