This is a beginning course with emphasis on oral-aural competency.
This is a continuation of CM101. Emphasis is on improving and adding to the oral-aural competency gained in CM101. Reading in the CHamoru language is also introduced, and more complex language structures and concepts are taught. Prerequisite: CM101; two-year high school CHamoru , or consent of instructor.
This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary approach to CHamoru Studies as a community engaged academic discipline. It provides a broad survey of major issues and concerns specific to CHamoru society in both historical and contemporary contexts. The course emphasizes CHamoru perspectives, experiences, and systems of knowledge as an effective frame work for students to use in their ongoing critical engagement with local, region, and global issues. The course includes a considerable service-learning and community engagement component that compels students to connect their academic study of CHamoru Studies with the communities, organization, and efforts outside of the university campus.
This is an intermediate level Chamorro language course, which continues the oral-aural development of CM101 and CM102. Vocabulary development and expansion continues; however, the primary emphasis is on comprehending and utilizing more complicated language structures in the Chamorro language, as well as application and usage of the numerous affixation processes. Reading comprehension and reading skills are introduced. Prerequisite: CM102, or consent of instructor.
CM202 is the second semester, second year CHamoru course, which is a continuation of CM201 Intermediate CHamoru I. Vocabulary development and expansion continues in four designated specialized areas; however, the primary emphasis is on comprehending and utilizing more advanced language structures. Prerequisite: CM201.
This course explores CHamoru art forms and practices. It examines the ways in which such forms and practices reflect the ways of life and beliefs of the indigenous people of the Marianas. Each semester, the course will focus on a selected art form or practice. Students may repeat the course once with a different topic.
This course emphasizes reading competency, further development of oral-aural skills, and the phonological and morphological structures of the CHamoru language. Prerequisites: CM201 and CM202 or consent of instructor.
This course emphasizes writing competency, further development of oral-aural skills, and the syntactical and semantic structures of the CHamoru language, and CHamoru orthography. Prerequisites: CM202 and CM301 or consent of instructor.
This course critically examines and re-evaluates historic and contemporary representation of CHamoru culture. Dance, music, change, storytelling, graphic and textile are, and other cultural forms are set alongside a background understanding of culture as a dynamic expression of changing historical, social, political, environmental, economic, and other conditions in the Mariana Islands from ancient to contemporary times. This course employs an interdisciplinary approach to critically exploring these cultural forms and the varying contexts out of which they arise. This exploration will be conducted while considering the larger issue surrounding the politics of cultural representation to include identity, modernity, adaptation and resistance, debates of over authenticity, ownership and appropriation, and the ongoing CHamoru cultural renaissance of the 21st century. Prerequisites: CM102 and CM110, or consent of instructor.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of Chamorro culture development in history, including attention to folklore, kinship, values, religion navigation, material culture, social organization cultural identity, and varied forms of contemporary cultural expression.
The senior capstone course provides an opportunity for students to complete a capstone project that integrates the learning objectives identified by the CHamoru studies program with the mission of the University and the broader community. Students will be able to choose from several options for their capstone project that may include research, demonstration, or creative expression. All capstone projects will be delivered in the CHamoru language. Prerequisites: CM302 and consent of Instructor.