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The Centre for Samoan Studies at the National University of Samoa

We offer programs of research and teaching and organize biannual conferences on Samoa, and we publish the Journal of Samoan Studies.

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

A course is offered at foundation level, and the programme may be taken as major or minor in the Bachelor of Samoan Studies or Bachelor of Arts. Samoa’s cultural heritage is still being discovered. It is linked to the 3000-year old history of the Polynesians, and to all the connected peoples of the Pacific Islands, Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, and Asia. ...Read more
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Samoan Culture and Language

Courses are offered at Foundation level, and as a major in the Bachelor, Post Graduate Diploma, and Master of Samoan Studies. Knowledge of Samoan language and customs helps us live and prosper in Samoan society, as well as to preserve traditional knowledge within our living modern culture. The Samoan Language, Customs and Culture (SLCC) Programme enables students to speak, write and articulate the Samoan language in its many forms. ...Read more
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Development Studies

Samoa is a developing country with issues in common with other Pacific Island countries and small island states. As a multidisciplinary branch of social science, the Development Studies programme provides post-graduate students with in-depth knowledge on development theory and practice and specialized courses in topics such as education, politics, commerce, economics, environment, information technology, public health, human rights, anthropology, human geography, and sociology ...Read more

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Staff

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