Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies

The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is a 60-credit degree that is a foundational degree in Hawaiian knowledge and culture. The AA degree is patterned after Windward CC’s current liberal arts AA degree, and is an option for students seeking an associate degree and subsequent entry into most baccalaureate programs at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo and UH-West O‘ahu. The degree is also a pathway for entrance into either UH Mānoa or UH Hilo Hawaiian Studies Programs. The AAHS also provides students with qualifications that will be useful in the workforce where understanding of the host culture or application of Hawaiian knowledge is desired.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Arts degree in Hawaiian studies, the student will be able to:

  • Describe aboriginal Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical, and political concepts.
  • Apply aboriginal Hawaiian concepts, knowledge and methods to the areas of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences—in academics and in other professional endeavors.
  • Engage, articulate, and analyze topics relevant to the aboriginal Hawaiian community using college-level research and writing methods.

Graduation Requirements: Oral Communication

Choose 3 credits from the courses listed under OC on the Graduation Requirements page. 

Graduation Requirements: Hawaiian Studies Requirements

  • Hawaiian Studies Core Requirements (6 credits)
  • Hawaiian Language Requirements (8 credits)
Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
14

Foundation Requirements: Written Communication (FW)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Foundation Requirements: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG)

Required: A total of 6 credits; from 2 different groups.

 

Note: GEOG 102 if taken at Windward CC Fall 2015 or later

 

Item #
Title
Credits
Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Group A  +
Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Group B  +
Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): Group C  +

Foundation Requirements: Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)

Required: A total of 3 credits. 

Item #
Title
Credits
Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)  +

Diversification Requirements (18 credits)

Item #
Title
Credits
AA HWST DB, DP, DY  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
18

Electives

Required: A total of 13 credits numbered 100 or above. 

Total credits:
60

Overview

Program

Type

Associate in Arts