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Associate in Arts - Hawaiian Studies

 
 

Windward CCʻs new associate in arts degree in Hawaiian studies was collaboratively developed by the community college campuses as an option to prepare you to transfer to a Hawaiian studies baccalaureate degree path at UH Mānoa or UH Hilo. It marks the first time a degree was approved for all the University of Hawaiʻi's seven community colleges.

It also provides you with the option to earn an associate degree that provides the qualifications that would be beneficial in the workforce or or other areas of study where a knowledge of the host culture are desired. You have an opportunity to follow a path of Hawaiian knowledge that, once you graduate, will allow you to take that knowledge into the workforce and back to their communities.

The degree will be offered beginning in the fall 2012 semester.

For more information, contact Kalawaia Moore.

Download a sample four-semester plan (PDF)


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the associate in arts degree in Hawaiian studies, the student will be able to:

  • Describe aboriginal Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical, and political concepts.
  • Apply aboriginal Hawaiian concepts, knowledge and methods to the areas of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences—in academics and in other professional endeavors.
  • Engage, articulate, and analyze topics relevant to the aboriginal Hawaiian community using college-level research and writing methods.

 

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

 

WCC AA/FW

ENG 100

3

WCC AA/FS

PHIL 110 or MATH 100 or higher level mathematics

3

WCC AA/FG

(6 credits total from two of courses listed below)
HIST 151, HIST 152
REL 150

6

WCC AA/OC

SP 151, 181, 231, 251

3

Arts and Humanities Courses (6 Credits)

(Two semester courses, each course from a different group: DA, DH, DL)

WCC AA/DA
(The Arts)

ART 189
HWST 130, 131, 135, 136, 222
MUS 121F, 121Z, 122F, 122Z, 130F

 

WCC AA/DH
(Humanities)

HIST 284
HWST 115, 255, 275, 285
IS 160, 260
LING 102
REL 205

 

Natural Sciences Courses (7 Credits)

(Two semester courses. At least one lecture course each must be chosen from DB and DP. One of the two lecture courses must also have a paired laboratory course DY.)

WCC AA/DB
(Biological Sciences)

AQUA 201
BIOL 200
BOT 130
IS 201 (2 credits)
ZOOL 105, 200

3

WCC AA/DP
(Physical Sciences)

ASTR 110
OCN 201
GG 103

3

WCC AA/DY

AQUA 201L
ASTR 110L
BIOL 200L
BOT 130
GG 210, 211, 212, 213, 214
IS 201
IS 260L
OCN 201L
ZOOL 200L

1

Social Sciences Courses (6 credits)

(two semester courses from two different disciplines)

WCC AA/DS

ANTH 175 & 175L
BOT 105
GEOG 122
POLS 180

6

Hawaiian Studies Requirements (14 Credits)

Hawaiian Studies

HWST 107

3

Hawaiian Studies

HWST 270

3

Hawaiian Language

HAW 101

4

Hawaiian Language

HAW 102

4

Elective Courses (12 credits)

(Choose a minimum of 12 credits from the following list of approved elective courses for this degree.)

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
(Hawaiian Language)

HAW 201, 202

 

Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi
(Hawaiian History and Traditions)

HWST 115, 255
REL 205
POLS 180
HIST 284

 

Ahupuaʻa
(Hawaiian Land and Ocean Systems)

HWST 275 & 257L, 285
IS 160A, 160B, 160L, 260A, 260B, 260L, 201
AQUA 201, 201L
ANTH 175 & 175L
BOT 105, 130
BIOL 200
GG 103
ZOOL 105, 200

 

Hawaiian Performing Arts

HWST 130, 131
MUS 121F, 121Z, 122F, 122Z, 130F, 177

 

Hana Noʻeau
(Hawaiian Visual Art and Design)

HWST 135, 136, 222
ART 189

 

The issuance of an AA degree requires that the student must earn a grade point ratio (GPR) of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the degree.

Please note: As part of the AAHS curriculum listed above, students must complete two writing intensive (WI) courses. Students must also complete one Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Issues (HAP) course. Please refer http://windward.hawaii.edu/committees/HAP/ for the most current listing of approved Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific courses.

 

 

 

 

page last updated: September 24, 2012

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