The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Access sources of Information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies.
- Critically analyze information about Hawai'i and Hawaiian Studies.
- Communicate, applying correct Hawaiian pronunciation, spelling, basic phrase and sentence patterns.
- Apply a firm foundation to continued Hawaiian language acquisition.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of Hawai'i, its natural and social history, and its Hawaiian heritage.
- Identify Hawaiian environmental and community issues and ways to contribute to Hawai'i by applying information and understanding gained from the ASC in Hawaiian Studies.
- Understand, appreciate, articulate, and safeguard Hawai'i, its unique heritage and identity through having attained the ASC in Hawaiian Studies.
Required Core Courses for all Areas of Emphasis (11 credits)
- HAW 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I
- HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian II
- HWST 107 - Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific
Concentration in Olelo Hawai‘i (8 credits)
Concentration in Mo‘olelo (9 credits)
- HIST 284 - History of Hawai‘i
- HWST 115 - Mo‘okūauhau: Hawaiian Genealogies
- HWST 255 - Introduction to the Hawaiian Kingdom
- HWST 270 - Hawaiian Mythology
- POLS 180 - Introduction to Hawaiian Politics
- REL 205 - Understanding Hawaiian Religion
Concentration in Ahupua‘a (9 credits)
- ANTH 175 - Polynesian Surf Culture
- AQUA 201 - The Hawai‘i Fishpond
- BIOL 200 - Coral Reefs
- BOT 105 - Ethnobotany
- BOT 130 - Plants in the Hawaiian Environment
- GEOG 122 - Geography of Hawai‘i
- GG 103 - Geology of the Hawaiian Islands
- HWST 275 - Wahi Pana: Mythology of the Hawaiian Landscape
- HWST 285 - Lā‘au Lapa‘au I: Hawaiian Medicinal Herbs
- IS 160A - Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship
- IS 160B - Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship
- IS 201 - The Ahupua‘a
- IS 260A - Polynesian Voyaging and Stewardship
- IS 260B - Polynesian Voyaging and Stewardship
Concentration in Performing Arts (9 credits)
- HWST 130 - Hula ‘Ōlapa: Traditional Hawaiian Dance
- HWST 131 - Hula Ōlapa 'Elua: Traditional Hawaiian Dance II
- MUS 121F - Beginning Slack Key Guitar
- MUS 121Z - Beginning Ukulele
- MUS 122F - Intermediate Slack Key Guitar I
- MUS 122Z - Intermediate Ukulele
- MUS 130F - Slack Key Guitar Ensemble
- MUS 177 - Introduction to Hawaiian Music
Concentration in Visual Art and Design
- ART 113 - Introduction to Drawing
- ART 189 - Ka Unu Pa‘a — Introduction to Hawaiian Art and Design
- HWST 135 - Kālai Lā‘au: Hawaiian Woodwork and Wood Carving
- HWST 136 - Kālai Lā‘au II: Advanced Techniques in Hawaiian Carving
- HWST 222 - Ma‘awe No‘eau: Hawaiian Fiber Work
- HWST 273 - Tattoo Traditions of Polynesia
Any one course can be used only once in each Academic Subject Certificate.
Any course listed above can be used as an elective. Additional electives are as follows:
- AQUA 201L - The Hawai‘i Fishpond Lab
- ASTR 110 - Introduction to Astronomy
- GG 210 - O‘ahu Field Geology
- GG 211 - Big Island Field Geology
- GG 212 - Maui Field Geology
- GG 213 - Moloka‘i, Lana‘i, and Kaho‘olawe Field Geology
- GG 214 - Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau Field Geology
- HWST 296 - Special Topics in Hawaiian Studies
- IS 160L - Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship Lab
- IS 260L - Polynesian Voyaging and Stewardship Lab
- OCN 201 - Science of the Sea
- OCN 260 - Pacific Surf Science and Technology
- OCN 260L - O‘ahu Surf Science and Technology Lab
- PACS 108 - Pacific Worlds: An Introduction to Pacific Islands Studies
- SOC 250 - Community Forces in Hawai‘i
- ZOOL 105 - Hawaiian Use of Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates