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REL 205: Understanding Hawaiian Religion (3 credits)

Course Description

Major Hawaiian religious teachings and practices from ancient times to the present. Investigation of cultural influence of Hawaiian religious beliefs; analysis of religious texts and relation to other traditions. This course may be applied to the B.A. language/culture core requirements at UH at Mānoa. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify and access major sources on Hawaiian religion.
  • Express thoughts on Hawaiian religion in oral and written form.
  • Compare and contrast elements of the Hawaiian religious experience with others or with their own.
  • Identify ways in which Hawaiian religious thought and practice continues in the present.
  • Interpret some symbolism of Hawaiian religious ritual and poetry.

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