HWST 110: Huakaʻi Waʻa: Introduction to Hawaiian Voyaging

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

This course introduces students to modern Hawaiian canoe voyaging through a beginning examination of the science and narratives of ancient voyaging, the history of the modern revival of voyaging, and the Hawaiian navigator’s toolkit.

Course Outcomes
  • Show knowledge of location of the Hawaiian islands and island groups of Oceania.
  • Explain the various aboriginal and academic narratives relating to the migration to and settlement of Oceania
  • Discuss the historical and cultural events leading to the revival and reestablishment of Hawaiian voyaging
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the tools contemporary navigators use for open-ocean voyaging