HWST 140 : Mahi‘ai I: Hawaiian Taro Culture

The first mahi‘ai course in a series of four in Hawaiian cultivation practices. Covers the history, lore, and geographically specific methods of mahi‘ai. Emphasis on the cultivation of kalo and related staple foods.

Recommended Preparation:

Course Outcomes

  • Tell the Mo‘olelo (traditional history) of kalo
  • Explain the cultural significance of kalo in Hawaiian culture
  • Identify varieties of kalo and their characteristics
  • Record and analyze observations of kalo cultivation
  • Create papa ku‘i ‘ai

Course Details

Discipline:

Credits:

3

Lecture Hours:

3

Designation:

DH