Associate in Arts - Hawaiian Studies

 
 

Associate in Arts - Hawaiian Studies Windward CCʻs 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, UH West Oʻahu or UH Hilo. It marks the first time a degree was approved for all the University of Hawaiʻi's seven community colleges. The A.A. in Hawaiian Studies also allows you to get a foundation in Hawaiian knowledge and practices while also preparing to go into other major areas at the baccalaureate level. The open science and social science areas and the 12 credits of open elective space allow for students to get a grounding in Hawaiian Studies while also finishing core courses in other areas of concentration. Additionally, the A.A. in Hawaiian Studies can offer you the option to earn an associate degree that provides the qualifications that would be beneficial in the workforce where knowledge of the host culture is 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 your communities. For more information, contact Kalawaia Moore or Makanani Salā.


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

  • ICS 141 (if taken at WCC Fal 2010 or after), ICS 241 (if taken at WCC Fall 2016 or after)
  • MATH 100, 103, 112, 135, 140, 203, 205
  • PHIL 110

3

WCC AA/FG

Required: A total of 6 credits; from two different groups.

  • Group A: HIST 151, ANTH 151, ART 175
  • Group B: HIST 152, ANTH 152, ART 176, GEO 102 (if taken at WCC Fall 2015 or after)
  • Group C: REL 150

6

WCC AA/OC

SP 151, 181, 231, 251, 253

THEA 222

3

Arts and Humanities Courses (6 Credits)

Required: A total of 6 credits selected from 2 groups.

WCC AA/DA
(The Arts)

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

*Any combination that totals 3 credits will be considered the equivalent of one semester course.

 

WCC AA/DH
(Humanities)

HIST 284
HWST 115, 140, 255, 273, 275, 275L, 285
LING 102
REL 205

 

WCC AA/DH
(Humanities)
Only Hawaiian or Polynesian themed Literature may be applied.

WCC AA/DL

Only Hawaiian or Polynesian themed literature may be applied

Natural Sciences Courses (7 Credits)

Required: A minimum of 6 credits with 3 credits form the biological science area (DB) and 3 credits from the physical science area (DP). In addition, the student must take a science laboratory/field trip course (DY). Note: BOLD denotes Natural Science courses that fulfill both a lecture (as DB or DP) and a lab (DY) requirement simultaneously.

WCC AA/DB
(Biological Sciences)

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

3

WCC AA/DP
(Physical Sciences)

ASTR 110
OCN 201
GG 103
SCI 160 A or B, SCI 260 A or B

3

WCC AA/DY
(Natural Sciences Lab)

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

1

Social Sciences Courses (6 credits)

Required: A total of 6 credits selected from 2 different subject areas

WCC AA/DS

ANTH 175 & 175L
BOT 105
PACS 108
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 (13 credits)

Required: A total of 13 credits numbered 100 or above.


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.