SAMOAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE

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The Samoan Studies Department (SSD) prepares students to be knowledgeable and skillful in the Samoan culture. Furthermore, the Samoan Studies Department offers an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Samoan Studies.

E saunia e le Matagaluega o Aoaoga ma Suesuega Samoa tagata aooga ina ia atamamai ma faatufugaina i le aganuu Samoa. E le gata i lena, e ofo atu e le Matagaluega a le Ofisa o Aoaoga ma Suesuega Samoa se tikeri A.A e faataua ai Mataupu Samoa.

To meet this mission, the department offers the following degree and certificate programs of studies:

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Tradition

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and apply skills in the area of speaking (during contemporary and cultural settings), writing, reading and listening.
    Atiae ma faaaoga agavaa faigofie pe a tautala (i nofoaga faaonaponei ma faaleaganuu), tusitusi, faitau ma faalogologo.
  2. Develop and apply skills of understanding and interpretation of Samoan Literature.
    Atiae ma faaaoga agavaa tau malamalama‘aga ma faauigaga o fatuga ma tusiga Samoa.
  3. Demonstrate skills in executing activities that are endemic to the performance of Samoan material and non-material culture.
    Faatino tomai e patino i faiva masani tau le aganuu faitino ma le aganuu tinoimatagi a Samoa.
  4. Demonstrate competence and ease in delivering English translation and interpretation of Samoan.
    Faatino le tomai ma le solo lelei o faaliliuga i le Igilisi faigofie ma faauigaga i le gagana Samoa.
  5. Develop and utilize a variety of techniques, as well as technological systems, in applying technology skills in conducting research.
    Atiae ma faaaoga metotia eseese, atoa ai ma faiga faatekonolosi, i le faatinoga o suesuega.
Community Advisory Council Chairperson and Faculty
Rev. Afalupetoa Utai Mr. Evile F. Feleti, Chairperson
Afioga Peseta Tialuga Seloti Mrs. Alofa T. Nuusila, Faculty
Mr. David Mageo Afioga Ti'a Tasia Talamoni, Faculty
Mrs. Esther Prescott Tofa Telei'ai C. Ausage, Faculty
Tofa Sili Dr. Kerisiano Sataua Afioga Tupa'isiva Tamari Mulitalo-Cheung, Faculty