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HWST 107: Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (3 credits)

Course Description

An introduction to Hawai‘i and Hawaiian culture in the context of the larger Pacific, including Hawaiian origins, settlement, language, land, history, society, religion and the arts. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compare and contrast cultures and histories of Pacific island peoples in relation to their languages, religious traditions, artistic expressions, material culture, and political and economic development.
  • Identify ways in which the environment has shaped Hawaiian and Pacific island culture.
  • Describe the integration of land in Hawaiian culture and the historic changes in the relationship between people and land through written and oral communication.
  • Describe aspects of Hawaiian relationship with other groups of people in and outside of Hawai‘i.
  • Identify, access, and evaluate major Hawaiian studies sources.
  • Identify implications of the relationships and develop proposals for possible ways to affect positive change.

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