Our Courses Catalogue

Course Identification System

Foundation Courses

Accounting

This course provides a stimulus and foundation for the study of accounting at tertiary institutions. It covers the conceptual basis of accounting and of how basic accounting concepts are applied to different types of organisation. Topics include time value of money,
current value accounting, partnership accounting, corporate accounting and financial statements.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: ≥ 50% in SSLC Accounting
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 45% coursework, 55% examination

This course provides a basic understanding of management accounting systems and the methods of processing accounting information for different groups of users. Emphasis is on methods that managers use to make important financial decisions in an organisation. Areas covered include: accounting records for manufacturing enterprises, cost behaviour and CBP analysis, relevant information and decision- making, and product costing systems.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: ≥ 50% in SSLC Accounting
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Anthropology

This course provides an overview of the varied approaches to the regions and peoples of the Pacific. Students will explore archaeological, historical, biological, environmental, arts and performance, oral and literary narratives, demography and health issues in the pre-contact and immediate contact period.
Offered: Semesters 2
Prerequisites: At least 200% aggregate total in the best three subjects plus English
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

Agriculture

This course expands on the topics covered at Year 13 level, including soil science, crop science and animal science. Students will study animal and plant physiology and will research sustainable agricultural practices in Samoa and other islands of the Pacific.
Laboratory work and field trips are an important part of this course.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Agriculture, Geography or any Science subject
Contact hours per week: 7 [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course expands on the topics covered at Year 13 level such as food science, agricultural management and economics as well as the effects of climate change on agriculture. Students will study and research effective agricultural management practices in Samoa, the impact of climate on food security and local agricultural economics issues. Laboratory work and field trips are an important part of this course.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Agriculture, Geography or any Science subject
Contact hours per week: 7 [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Biology

This course introduces students to cell compounds and processes important for the synthesis of energy and cell growth. It also extends their study of genetic principles and evolution. Ecological studies and identifying local and global environmental issues should
increase students’ awareness of the importance of living organisms and reinforce the importance of using our environment in a sustainable manner.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Biology
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course introduces students to the structure of cells at the organelle level, noting how the structure of each organelle relates to its function, thereby making the cell an independent working unit. It also covers the physiology of plants and animals at the organ
and organ system levels, to explain the co-ordinating functions of several organ systems to sustain the life of an organism.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Biology
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to provide a background for students wishing to advance to evolutionary, genetic and microbiological studies at tertiary level. Topics studied include the origin of life, basic genetics as applied to individuals and species populations, taxonomy of organisms including phylogenetic relationships and structure and functions of viruses and organisms from prokaryotes to protists, fungi, plants and animals. Climate change, conservation, and biodiversity issues are also explored.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Biology or HBI001
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course provides the skills, background knowledge and understanding to students wishing to do further studies in medical science, biochemistry, environmental science or biology at tertiary level. Topics that are studied include plant and animal physiology, cell biology and biochemistry, pollution issues and biogeography.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Biology or HBI002
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to provide a solid background for students wishing to advance to studies in the Health Science areas at tertiary level. Topics covered include biochemistry, microanatomy and cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics and evolution.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Biology or passed any of HBI001 or HBI002 or equivalent
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework; 50% examination

This course is designed to provide a solid background for students wishing to advance to studies in the Health Science areas at tertiary level. Topics covered include microbiology, parasitology, virology, immunology, anatomy and physiology.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Biology or passed any of HBI001 or HBI002 or equivalent
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework; 50% examination

Computer Studies

This course introduces students to the components and functions of microcomputers, the uses of computers in society, as well as providing an introduction to contemporary applications and programming. Topics include introductions to computers, to operating systems (Microsoft Windows), to word processing (MS Word), spreadsheets (MS Excel), databases (MS Access) and programming.
Offered: Semesters 1 & 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 [1 Lecture, 3 Tutorials]
Assessment: 55% coursework, 45% examinations

Chemistry

This course is a very basic course in chemistry which introduces the student to the amazing world of chemistry, which encompasses the study of matter and its changes. It also helps to create a growing interest in chemistry as an inevitable branch of science for anyone who wishes to study matter and engage in scientific pursuits which will in turn help in better appreciation of nature. The topics studied are introduction to chemistry, Atomic structure, Chemical bonding, Quantitative chemistry, Redox reactions, Acids and bases, and organic chemistry. All these topics are discussed at the very fundamental level, gradually proceeding to impart the essential knowledge to the students to do Lab experiments and to apply what they have learned, in real life situations.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Chemistry
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 tut

This course caters to enhance the knowledge of students who have already completed HCH001, and it is essential for the students to be able to recall and retain what they have
learned in HCH001 to have a better understanding of this course. The topics studied are Types of substances, Periodic trends, Acid-base titrations, Physical chemistry, Electrolysis, Chemistry of water, and Organic chemistry. All these topics are discussed at the very
fundamental level, gradually proceeding to impart the essential knowledge to the students to do Lab experiments and to apply what they have learned in real life situations.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Chemistry
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 tutorial, 2-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to prepare students for first year chemistry studies in Samoa or overseas. The topics studied are atomic structure, redox chemistry and organic reactions.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Chemistry
Contact hours per week: 7 [3 Lectures, 1 tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to prepare students for first year chemistry studies in Samoa or overseas. The topics studied are energy changes, aqueous solution chemistry, inorganic chemistry, solubility, halogens and transition elements.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Chemistry
Contact hours per week: 7 [3 Lectures, 1 tutorial, 3-hr Lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Commercial Law

This course provides an introduction to the history of the English legal system, the machinery of justice, definitions of various categories of law, legal rights (especially of consumers and customers), legal protections and the hierarchy of laws. Areas covered include commercial law, contract law, company law, and the law of torts.
Offered: Semester 1 & 2
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC English
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Economics

This course is designed to enable students to attain a level of microeconomic literacy, understand basic microeconomic concepts, principles and analytical techniques, and apply them to current economic issues.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC Economics
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 45% coursework, 55% examination

This course enables students to develop a continuing and critical interest in contemporary macroeconomic issues. By the end of this course students should be able to understand basic macroeconomic concepts, principles and analytical techniques, and apply them to current economic issues.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC Economics
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 45% coursework, 55% examination

English

This course is designed to provide students with the language skills in English required at the pre-Foundation level. The course will cover a wide range of practical writing and reading skills that will prepare and support students in their academic work.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: 40% in SSLC English
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination. Must pass both coursework and
examination.

This course provides the student with more advanced exercises in reading and writing that will enable him/her to meet the academic requirements for studying in the English language.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HEN001
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course provides the student with a thorough grounding in the four English language skills, namely speaking, listening, reading and writing, that are needed for academic study.
Note: HEN003 is not counted as a Foundation course when calculating a student’s eligibility to receive a Foundation Certificate.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites:
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to assist students with various study skills and aspects of communication in English that are needed in their various disciplines.
Offered: Semesters 1 & 2
Prerequisite:
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course provides an opportunity to study in depth the value of literature under fivedifferent sections: oral literature, poetry, short story, drama and novel. The course content covers writings from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. It is designed for students
who wish to pursue further studies in English literature at the degree level as well as students from other disciplines who wish to enrol out of interest.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: HEN004
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Education

Students will gain a broad understanding of history and politics in educational studies. The course will also include areas of study that are of interest globally and to Samoa. These include informal, formal and non-formal education, literacy and numeracy, and gender and youth challenges.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

Food and Textile

This course introduces students to food technology in relation to nutrition and the function of food and nutrients in the body. Technological practice will take place in the Food Workshop where students will design, prepare, cook and serve food.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

This course introduces students to food technology in relation to healthy eating. It provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of the link between the choice of food and individual and family health. Technological practice will take place in the Food Workshop
where students will design, prepare, cook and serve food.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours

The course introduces students to textile technologies used to transform fibre to fabric. Technological practice will take place in the Clothing and Textiles Workshop where students will design and make a variety of textile products.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

The course introduces students to textiles technology in relation to working with a variety of fabric and fabric types. Technology practice will take place in the Clothing and Textiles Workshop where students will design and make a variety of textile products.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours

Assessment: 100% coursework

Geography

This course introduces students to basic principles of physical geography and is aimed at students who intend to pursue studies in the physical or environmental sciences. Topics covered are: global energy balance, atmospheric moisture and precipitation, winds and
global circulation, earth materials and tectonic activity, vegetation and soils.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: Foundation Arts and General Students: ≥ 50% in SSLC Geography subject or
Development Studies subject (Year 13 Geography or Development Studies)
Science Students: ≥ 50% in SSLC Geography subject or Development Studies subject (Year
13 Geography) OR ≥ 50% in any two (2) Science subjects of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination. Must pass both coursework and
examination.

This course is recommended for students who intend to pursue specialised studies in geography at higher levels. Topics include: urbanisation, planning and spatial analysis, multi-national corporations, tourism, women and development, food dependency and nutritional deterioration, and Pacific Island economic development.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: Foundation Arts and General Students: ≥ 50% in SSLC Geography subject or
Development Studies subject (Year 13 Geography or Development Studies)
Science Students: ≥ 50% in SSLC Geography subject or Development Studies subject (Year
13 Geography) OR ≥ 50% in any two (2) Science subjects of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

History

This course surveys revolutionary forces which have shaped the world and also attempts to relate the past to the present. Students wishing to pursue history in further studies are advised that taking this course would be an advantage.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC History subject (Year 13 History)
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course examines traditional and foreign forces which have shaped and are shaping the Pacific. The point of view emphasised in this course is that of Pacific islanders.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC History subject (Year 13 History)
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Mathematics

This course is intended for those who wish to do further studies in mathematics, accounting, economics or science at degree level. The content covers algebraic processes, partial fractions, complex numbers, sequences and series, the binomial theorem, coordinate geometry, functions and graphs, and trigonometry.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics or HMA056
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is intended for those who wish to do further studies in mathematics, accounting, economics or science at degree level. The course specifically focuses on calculus topics: functions, differentiation, integration, volume of revolution, rectilinear and
circular motion, and introduces simple differential equations.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics or HMA056
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed for students who wish to do further studies in commerce and social sciences. Topics covered include calculus, linear algebra, partial fractions, the binomial theorem, expansion and sequences and series.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course (which covers the same content as the two courses HMA051 and HMA052 but at a faster pace) enables students to continue further studies in mathematics. Topics covered include algebraic processes, algebraic solutions, relations and functions, and
probability and statistics.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: < 40% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examinatio

This course aims to set up a background in mathematics for those who want to continue further studies in mathematics. Topics covered include trigonometry, an introduction to calculus, and statistics and probability.
Offered: Semesters 1 & 2
Prerequisites: HMA055 or 40-49% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course develops algebraic skills and techniques that are used in work-related and everyday contexts. It also teaches students how to summarise and interpret sets of data and to apply the properties of standard normal distribution to the solution of real problems.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥40% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course develops mathematical problem-solving skills applicable to real life. Areas of focus include credit, borrowing, asset depreciation, areas and volumes of composite shapes, applications of trigonometry and spherical trigonometry.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥40% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Music

This course provides students with the skills to begin playing, analysing and creating music. These skills include sight-singing, transcription, ear training and composition. Practical sessions are included.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours Assessment: 100% coursework

This course places a greater emphasis on music theory. Practical sessions are included. Students who wish to major in music in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) programme are strongly advised to take this course.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

Media and Journalism

This course will provide learners with an understanding of the principles and theories of media and journalism. This course will also introduce learners to issues and concepts of disseminating information to the public as well as the knowledge to write a basic news story.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination.

The course will provide learners with an understanding on the role of multimedia in society. It will also introduce learners to principles and practical skills needed for multimedia production. This course covers introductory knowledge of multimedia in society. Topics range from principles of multimedia production to its practical skills.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination.

Management

This course aims to introduce Foundation students to the study of management, what it is, why it is important, and how it works in organisations. The course provides a sound background of management concepts and terminology.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC English
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Marketing

This course begins with a discussion of consumer behaviour and the core concepts of marketing. It also covers the components of the marketing mix, targeted marketing, market segmentation, market positioning and competitor behaviour.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥ 50% in SSLC English
Contact hours per week: 3 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Nursing

This course introduces the theoretical concepts of nursing, the Samoan philosophy of nursing and the nursing process.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite:
Contact hours per week: 3 hours [2 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course describes healthy lifestyles and students will explore self-concepts, self motivation, and self-responsibility for health.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 3 hours [2 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course examines the various definitions of health and identifies contributing factors affecting health. It develops in students positive attitudes which enable them to practise effective health education and promotion activities for the maintenance of health.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 3 hours [2 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course explores the development of nursing as a profession through examining major historical events that had an impact on nursing, both Internationally and locally.
Offered: Semester 1
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Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 3 hours [2 Lecture, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination

This course will engage students in a process aimed at self-discovery using interpersonal relationship theories that promote the establishment of respectful, meaningful, purposeful partnerships with clients and other health workers and to be in line with the Samoan philosophy of nursing.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 3 hours [2 Lectures, 1 Tutorial]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Physics

This course introduces students to basic understanding of motion, graphs of moving objects, and kinematic equations which occur in everyday life. The course also covers principles of force, momentum, energy in different forms, principle of gravity. Projectile motions of a ball, javelin etc., and their motions in air. Objects moving in a circle around the sun and other celestial objects are explained. It also explains the heat energy and its transmission. It also deals with density, pressure of liquids and gases and the gas laws.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Physics
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course introduces the student to atomic structure and electrostatics. Charging a rod by rubbing and static electricity in everyday life. It covers insulators and conductors, charges,
the principles in electroscopes and different forms of energy. It also looks at electric fields and fieldlines, Millikan’s experiment, electricity and circuits, voltage power and current. Propagation of light as well as principles of refraction and dispersion are covered.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: <50% in SSLC Physics
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course aims to extend students’ understanding about the concepts and principles in physics from the SSLC syllabus. It is comprised of theoretical and practical components.
Topics covered include the SI system of units, laws of dynamics, momentum, energy, waves, geometric optics and thermodynamics.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Physics
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course aims to upgrade and expand content knowledge (through theoretical and practical work) to enable students to pursue further studies in physics. Topics covered include electricity, electromagnetism, relativity, electrons and protons and atomic structure.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Physics
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Science

This is an introductory course specifically designed to provide the necessary background in basic and applied science for students with minimal science knowledge. A number of selected topics from Biology, Chemistry and Physics form the foundation which the student must be proficient in before proceeding to the other science courses. This course is ideal for students with no science background but are interested in the teaching or health science careers.
Offered: Not offered in 2023
Prerequisites: <50% in any SSC Science subject
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to provide the essential understanding and knowledge in basic and applied science for students who have taken science up to Year 12 as well as those who have successfully completed HSC055. The selection of topics from Biology, Chemistry, andPhysics is intended to provide student proficiency needed for teaching science at the primary school level. The course is taught by a team comprised of three lecturers nominated from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Offered: Not offered in 2023
Prerequisites: HSC055 or ≥50% in any SSC Science subject
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course is designed to provide further training in basic and applied science for students who have successfully completed HSC056 or equivalent, in preparation for careers in the
health sciences or for teaching careers at Years 7-10 level.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Contact hours per week: 6 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 2-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Statistics

This course is designed to prepare students for degree-level statistics. The course extends the work on probability theory done in Years 12 and 13 Mathematics and introduces students to distributions and the topic of testing statistical results.
Offered: Semesters 1 & 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics or HMA056
Contact hours per week: 4 hours [1 Lecture, 3 Tutorials]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Performing Arts

This course is designed to introduce students to all elements and fundamentals of drama and to develop their knowledge and understanding of performing arts through practical and theoretical involvement. It combines the practical and theoretical study of traditional and contemporary drama. It also offers students the opportunity to develop as actors and  scriptwriters for both stage and screen.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

This course is designed to introduce students to all elements and fundamentals of dance and to develop their knowledge and understanding of performing arts through practical and theoretical involvement. It combines the practical and theoretical study of traditional and contemporary dance and movement.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

Physical Education

This course develops students’ movement skills and their understanding of physical education through practical and theoretical involvement. The course will examine the nature of physical education and its contribution to the growth, development and learning of children and young adults.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

This course aims at extending and developing the knowledge and movement skills of students in selected sporting and movement activities. The course will also provide background understanding of the role of the individual in a group or team, or as a coach.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

Samoan Culture and Language

O le matā’upu lenei e a’oa’oina ai le faitautusi, tusitusi ma le tautala fa’asāmoa a ali’i ma tama’ita’i ā’oga e lē lelei po o le lē iloa fo’i fa’atino ia vāega o le Gagana Sāmoa. E āmata i le faitauga o le Pi faitau seia o’o atu lava i ‘upu, fuai’upu, palakalafa ma tala. E fa’asa’osa’o ai vāega o le gagana tautala ma le gagana tusitusi. E a’oa’o ai fo’i ma fuaitau o le gagana.
Taimi e a’oa’o ai: Vaitu’uaga 1
Tomai mana’omia:
Itūlā fa’atūlagaina i le vaiaso: 4 itula
Togi: 50% Galuega Fa’atonuina, 50% Su’ega

This course will teach students how to read, write and speak Samoan. The course begins with students learning the Samoan alphabet and progresses on to simple words, sentences, paragraphs and stories.
Offered: Semester 1 (and, for Foundation Certificate (Science) students only, as a two- week block course prior to Semester 1)
Prerequisites:
Contact hours: 4 hours per week for fourteen weeks (or 6 hours per day for nine days)
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

E iloilo ai vāega ‘ese’ese o le gagana e aofia ai ma tulāfono o le kalama, fausaga o le gagana ma fusitau ‘ese’ese iloga o le fa’asāmoa. E iloilo ma sā’ili’ili i le Tafalima o le Tōfāmamao e aofia ai tu ma aga i le ‘āiga, luga o auala ma nofoaga faitele fa’apea saofa’iga i totonu o
nu’u, ‘ātoa ma vatapuia, fa’asinomaga ma vaogagana ‘ese’ese e fa’aaogā i fa’alavelave fa’asāmoa. Fa’ata’ita’iga: maliu, fa’aipoipoga, folafolaga o sua, āsiga, to’ona’i ma tūlaga fa’apena.
Taimi e a’oa’o ai: Vaitu’uaga 1 & 2
Tomai mana’omia:
Itūlā fa’atūlagaina i le vaiaso: 4 itula
Togi: 50% Galuega Fa’atonuina, 50% Su’ega

This course will analyse the different parts of the language including grammar and language structure. It will look closely at Samoan etiquettes in private and public places, inter-relationships and formal occasions such as weddings, funerals and other traditional ceremonies.
Offered: Semesters 1 & 2 (and, for Foundation Certificate (Science) students only, as a two week block course prior to Semester 1)
Prerequisites:
Contact hours: 4 hours per week for fourteen weeks (or 6 hours per day for nine days)
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

O lenei matā’upu e su’esu’e ma iloilo ai so o se itū’āiga fātuga e pei o Tala, Solo, Pese, Fagono ma le fa’aliliuga o gagana. O le a sā’ili’ili ai fo’i le faiga o Lāuga ma ‘Ava I se tūlaga āmata fa’apea le gaosiga, le lufilufiga ma le faitauga o mea taumafa a Sāmoa. Fa’ata’ita’iga: 10 afī, o lona uiga e afīgafulu.
Taimi e a’oa’o ai: Vaitu’uaga 2
Tomai mana’omia:
Itūlā fa’atūlagaina i le vaiaso: 4 itula
Togi: 50% Galuega Fa’atonuina, 50% Su’ega

A variety of genres will be translated and analysed. Students will also be introduced to Samoan oratory. Traditional food preparation, distribution and counting will be covered.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites:
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Sociology

This course aims to introduce students to basic sociological concepts, theories and understanding of the world in which they live in. I t will enable students to examine their society in relation to different problems facing the modern world today. Sociological
aspects underpinning everyday lives of people within the societies they live in will be covered including culture, family, socialisation, gender and sex, politics, economy,environment and social change.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: At least 200% aggregate total in the best three subjects plus English in SSLC
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

This course introduces the student to the sociology of the Pacific Islands. It will cover different aspects of Pacific societies and cultures as a whole at a cultural, social, political, economic and religious level. Particular emphasis will be on social change within the Pacific and how that affects present day people and the Pacific societies in which they live.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: At least 200% aggregate total in the best three subjects plus English in SSLC
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination

Technology

This course is aimed at students who wish to pursue careers in engineering or architecture. It introduces students to the preparation and application of technical drawings in different
areas of technology.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr lab]
Assessment: 50% coursework, 50% examination. Must pass both coursework and
examination.

The course is split into two sections, engineering mechanics and material science, and enables students to expand their understanding of different types of engineering materials
to the history and operations of simple machines. This course will also develop proficiency in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) using AutoCAD LT.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: ≥50% in SSLC Mathematics
Contact hours per week: 7 hours [3 Lectures, 1 Tutorial, 3-hr lab]
Assessment: 60% coursework, 40% examination. Must pass both coursework and examination

Visual Arts

This Foundation course offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of their personal, natural, material and cultural environment through art introduces students to basic two-dimensional art techniques as they create art works inresponse to their surroundings.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours
Assessment: 100% coursework

In this course students will develop an appreciation of the theoretical aspects of visual art as they create works relating to line, form, shape, colour, texture and tone. Students will also develop skills in analysing, discussing and writing about artworks generally and the works of selected artists.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisite: Nil
Contact hours per week: 4 hours

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