Home About UH Academic Calendar Courses Undergraduate Education Graduate Education Degrees, Minors, & Certificates Colleges, Schools, & Academic Units

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


SAMPLE COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Samoan (SAM)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

SAM 101 Elementary Samoan (4) Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills. Structural points introduced inductively. History and culture. Meets four hours weekly. HSL

SAM 102 Elementary Samoan (4) Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent. HSL

SAM 201 Intermediate Samoan (4) Continuation of 102. Meets four hours weekly, three of four hours devoted to drill and practice. Pre: 102. HSL

SAM 202 Intermediate Samoan (4) Continuation of 201. Pre: 201 or consent. HSL

SAM 227 Overview of Samoan Literature in English (3) Survey of major writers of Samoan literature in English; lectures, discussions, short paper. DL

SAM 301 Third-Level Samoan: Traditional Culture (3) Continuation of 202. Advanced reading and composition with development of language structure integrated in a variety of communicative and creative activities based on selected traditional cultural topics. Meets three times weekly; additional lab work. Pre: 202 or consent.

SAM 302 Third-Level Samoan: Contemporary Culture (3) Continuation of 202. Advanced reading and composition with development of language structure integrated in a variety of communicative and creative activities based on selected contemporary cultural topics. Pre: 202 or consent.

SAM 321 Samoan Conversation: Traditional Contexts (3) Systematic practice on various topics for control of spoken Samoan in traditional contexts. Pre: 202 or equivalent; or consent.

SAM 322 Samoan Conversation: Contemporary Contexts (3) Systematic practice on various topics for control of spoken Samoan in modern contexts. Pre: 202 or equivalent; or consent.

SAM 421 Samoan Ceremonial Speech (3) Development of oratory skills in Samoan ceremonial speech. Emphasis on institutionalized applications such as the kava ceremony and formal speechmaking. Pre: 302 or 322, or consent.

SAM 422 Samoan Ceremonial Speech (3) Continuation of 421. Pre: 421 or consent.

SAM 431 Samoan Oral Traditions (3) Historical survey and analysis of the oral traditions and genealogies of Samoa with special emphasis on the relationship of these traditions with Samoan ceremonial speech. Pre: 302. DL

SAM 432 Samoan Oral Traditions II (3) Continuation of 431. Pre: 431 or consent. DL

SAM 452 Structure of Samoan (3) Study of modern Samoan grammar including some sociolinguistic background. Pre: 202 or LING 102, or consent.

SAM 461 Traditional Samoan Literature (3) A survey of the major genres of traditional Samoan literature. Taught in the Samoan language. Pre: 302 or consent. DL