MUS 177: Introduction to Hawaiian Music (3 credits)
A survey of Hawaiian music from Polynesian origins and pre-contact traditional forms to acculturated and contemporary forms and expressions including vocal, instrumental and dance music in their social, cultural and religious contexts. (3 hours lecture)
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Identify and define the basic concepts, terminology and distinguishing features of Western European and Hawaiian music.
- Identify (a) the distinguishing features of indigenous Hawaiian music, (b) the musical instruments indigenous to Hawai‘i, (c) acculturated Hawaiian music, and (d) acculturated musical instruments.
- Explain or discuss the functions of music in pre-contact Hawaiian society and in contemporary Hawai‘i.
- Discuss the interplay of Hawaiian music and Hawaiian dance performance.
- Identify and discuss important events and personalities in the evolution of Hawaiian music.
- Discuss the composition, recording, production, and commercialization of Hawaiian music.
Degrees and Certificates
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- Spring 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale A‘o 101, Ka‘ala Carmack - CRN: 60179
- Fall 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale A‘o 102, Ka‘ala Carmack - CRN: 62261
- Spring 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 211, Ka‘ala Carmack - CRN: 62213
- Fall 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 211, Ka‘ala Carmack - CRN: 64452
- Spring 2012 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Aaron Sala - CRN: 64297
- Spring 2011 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 213, Aaron Sala - CRN: 61400 - view syllabus
- Fall 2011 - MW, 9:30am to 10:45am, Hale Pālanakila 211, Aaron Sala - CRN: 63374