Hawaiian Studies

The ASC in Hawaiian Studies prepares students for careers in education, 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.

 

NOTE

Choose 1 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 Performing Arts (9 credits)
  • Ahupua‘a (Hawaiian Land and Ocean Systems) (9 credits)

Ke Kahua - Core Courses (11 credits)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
11

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Language) Concentration (8 credits)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
8

Electives (5-8 credits)

Any one course can be used only once in each Academic Subject Certificate.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
126
Total credits:
24

Overview

Program

Type

Academic Subject Certificate