Hawaiian Language

Classes

HAW 101 : Elementary Hawaiian I

An elementary course in the Hawaiian language which focuses on rules of grammar, pattern drills, the building of an adequate vocabulary to facilitate conversation, and reading of selected materials at an elementary level.

Credits:

4

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Recognize and reproduce the correct pronunciation of consonants, semivowels, vowels, diphthongs, words and names in Hawaiian.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and respond to basic directions, requests, questions and answers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to generate basic phrases and sentences for everyday situations with a vocabulary of 400-500 Hawaiian words, plus idiomatic expressions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and write Hawaiian sentences at an elementary level on subject matter covered in class.
  • Speak Hawaiian with the proper inflection, intonation, and rhythm.

HAW 102 : Elementary Hawaiian II

Continuation of HAW 101.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for HAW101 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate the increased ability to comprehend and respond to basic spoken Hawaiian about daily activities, about the student’s life and interests and to narrate past, present and future events.
  • Demonstrate the increased ability to read and write Hawaiian sentences using more grammatical patterns and a working vocabulary of some 1, 000 words, plus idiomatic expressions.
  • Speak Hawaiian with increasing fluency and with correct inflection, intonation and rhythm.

HAW 201 : Intermediate Hawaiian I

Continuation of HAW 102 with emphasis on increasing proficiency in use of major sentence patterns in reading, writing, conversation, and translation.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for HAW 102 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and respond to sentence structures of greater length and complexity on a variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, speak, read and write at the intermediate level with a working vocabulary of some 1, 500 words, plus idiomatic expressions.
  • Write original expositions and communicate on a variety of topics within the student’s experience.

HAW 202 : Intermediate Hawaiian II

Continuation of HAW 201. Further refinement of basic language skills including vocabulary development beyond the 201 level. Increased control over structures and idioms. Includes readings about history, culture, and diverse forms of literature.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for HAW 201 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Listen and sustain comprehension of connected discourse on a variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate oral and written proficiency in grammatical patterns of greater complexity, with a working vocabulary of some 2, 000 words, plus idiomatic expressions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate, sustain and close a general conversation with a number of strategies appropriate to a range of circumstances and topics.
  • Demonstrate a basic familiarity with Hawaiian verbal art forms; ‘ōlelo no‘eau, mele, oli, pule, mo‘olelo, and ka‘ao.