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.
Familiarity with Hawaiian language and culture is helpful but not required.
- 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