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HWST 140: Mahi Ai I: Hawaiian Taro Culture (3 credits)

Course Description

The first mahi ai course in a series of four in Hawaiian cultivation practices. Covers the history, lore, and geographically specific methods of mahi ai. Emphasis on the cultivation of kalo and related staple foods. (3 lecture hrs.)

Pre-Requisite(s): None

Co-Requisite(s): None

Recommended Preparation: HWST 107

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Tell the Moʻolelo (traditional history) of kalo
  • Explain the cultural significance of kalo in Hawaiian culture
  • Identify varieties of kalo and their characteristics
  • Record and analyze observations of kalo cultivation
  • Create papa kuʻi ʻai

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