Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Studies


The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.

Program Outcomes

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)

Concentration in Olelo Hawai‘i (8 credits)

Concentration in Mo‘olelo (9 credits)

Concentration in Ahupua‘a (9 credits)

Concentration in Performing Arts (9 credits)

Concentration in Visual Art and Design


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: