The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.
This certificate consists of a minimum of 24 total credits with five different areas of emphasis: Language, History/Culture, Science, and Performing and Visual Arts.
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.
Ke Kahua - Core Courses (11 credits)
Concentration in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language) (8 credits)
Concentration in Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian History and Traditions) (Any 9 credits from the list below)
Concentration in Ahupuaʻa (Hawaiian Land and Ocean Systems) (Any 9 credits from the list below)
Concentration in Hawaiian Performing Arts (Any 9 credits from the list below)
Concentration in Visual Art and Design (Any 9 credits from the list below)
Electives (5-8 credits)
Any one course can be used only once in each Academic Subject Certificate.