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IS 160L: Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship Lab (1 credit)

Course Description

Laboratory/field trip course designed to acquire seamanship skills and apply knowledge of astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, marine biology, ethnobotany and archaeology through sailing and environmental exploring activities. Optional coastal and/or inter-island voyaging field trips may be offered. (Students will be responsible for fees for each activity.) (3 hours laboratory)

Pre-Requisite(s): 1. Minimum water skills and survival requirements: Pass the following water survival tests, which will be administered by the second lab: ability to swim a minimum of 500 yards in the open ocean using any strokes; ability to tread water for 30 minutes in the open ocean. 2. Health clearance: A written statement must be signed by a medical physician certifying that the student is physically capable of participating in the sailing activities scheduled for the lab. Health clearance must be submitted by the date of the first sailing lab.

Co-Requisite(s): IS 160B


Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply both traditional Polynesian skills and modern scientific methods when engaged in sailing and environmental exploring activities.
  • Apply basic sailing and navigational skills to prepare and carry out a sailing plan.
  • Apply water safety skills.
  • Conduct basic canoe operations, including rigging, sailing and maintenance.
  • Identify Polynesian-introduced plants and native plants that are valuable for voyaging and discuss their value as food source, medicine, building material, and cordage.

Degrees and Certificates

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


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    Classes Offered

    • Fall 2014 - S, 9:00am to 11:45am, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, TBA - CRN: 62205
    • Fall 2013 - F, 1:00pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner - CRN: 64345
    • Fall 2012 - S, 9:00am to 11:45am, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner - CRN: 61502
    • Fall 2010 - S, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Momi Dierks - CRN: 60338
    • Fall 2008 - S, 9:00am to 11:45am, Hale ‘Imiloa 123, Kaiulani Murphy - CRN: 64298
    • Fall 2004 - S, 9:00am to 3:00pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Momi Dierks - CRN: 61171
    • Fall 2002 - S, 9:00am to 12:00pm, , S Baker - CRN: 6116

     

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