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HWST 270: Hawaiian Mythology (3 credits)

Course Description

A survey of gods, ‘aumakua, kupua, mythical heroes, heroines and their kinolau as the basis of traditional Hawaiian metaphor. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for HWST 107 or HAW 102.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate and analyze the relationship between Hawaiian mo‘olelo, Hawaiian religion, and Hawaiian social structure.
  • Analyze how Hawaiian mo‘olelo illustrate and set precedents for Hawaiian cultural values.
  • Compare and contrast Hawaiian and Western concepts of 'history' and 'myth'.
  • Identify and access major written and oral sources for Hawaiian mo‘olelo.
  • Recount with details at least one Hawaiian mo‘olelo and illustrate similarities with others.
  • Describe and classify different characters from Hawaiian mo‘olelo.

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


Resources


Classes Offered

  • Spring 2015 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale A‘o 106, Liko Hoe - CRN: 63253
  • Spring 2014 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale A‘o 106, Liko Hoe - CRN: 60586 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2014 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale A‘o 106, Liko Hoe - CRN: 62244
  • Spring 2013 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Liko Hoe - CRN: 62042
  • Fall 2013 - TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale A‘o 106, Liko Hoe - CRN: 64428
  • Spring 2012 - TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 104, Liko Hoe - CRN: 64050
  • Spring 2011 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 227, Liko Hoe - CRN: 61056 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2011 - TR, 6:00pm to 7:15pm, Nicole Hind - CRN: 61273 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2010 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 102, Liko Hoe - CRN: 63081
  • Spring 2010 - MW, 6:30pm to 7:45pm, Nicole Hind - CRN: 63370
  • Spring 2009 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 102, Liko Hoe - CRN: 60112 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2008 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 102, Liko Hoe - CRN: 62125
  • Spring 2006 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 102, Liko Hoe - CRN: 61088
  • Spring 2005 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Liko Hoe - CRN: 62116

 

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