The Academic Subject Certificate (ASC) in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, healthcare, the visitor industry, or in fields requiring expertise in Hawaiian subject matter.
Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
- Access sources of information about Hawai‘i and Hawaiian studies
- Critically analyze information about Hawai‘i and Hawaiian studies
- Communicate, applying correct Hawaiian pronunciation, spelling, basic phrase and sentence patterns
- Apply a firm foundation to continued Hawaiian language acquisition
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of Hawai‘i, its natural and social history, and its Hawaiian heritage
- Identify Hawaiian environmental and community issues and ways to contribute to Hawai‘i by applying information and understanding gained from the ASC in Hawaiian Studies
- Understand, appreciate, articulate, and safeguard Hawai‘i, its unique heritage and identity through having attained the ASC in Hawaiian Studies
This certificate consists of a minimum of 24 total credits with five different areas of emphasis: Language, History/Culture, Science, and Performing and Visual Arts. See course descriptions for prerequisites.
Choose ONE Area of Concentration (8–9 credits) from the following:
- ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language) (8 credits)
- Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian History and Traditions) (9 credits)
- Hawaiian Performing Arts (9 credits)
- Hawaiian Visual Art & Design (9 credits)
- Ahupua‘a (Hawaiian Land and Ocean Systems) (9 credits)
Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian History and Traditions) (Any 9 credits from list below)
Hawaiian Performing Arts (Any 9 credits from list below)
Hawaiian Visual Art and Design (Any 9 credits from list below)
Ahupua‘a (Hawaiian Land and Ocean Systems) (Any 9 credits from list below)
Electives (5–8 credits)
Any one course can be used only once in each Academic Subject Certificate.