HWST 270 : Hawaiian Mythology
A survey of gods, ‘aumakua, kupua, mythical heroes, heroines and their kinolau as the basis of traditional Hawaiian metaphor.
Credit for HWST 107 or HAW 102.
- Evaluate and analyze the relationship between Hawaiian mo‘olelo, Hawaiian religion, and Hawaiian social structure.
- Analyze how Hawaiian mo‘olelo illustrate and set precedents for Hawaiian cultural values.
- Compare and contrast Hawaiian and Western concepts of ‘history’ and ‘myth’.
- Identify and access major written and oral sources for Hawaiian mo‘olelo.
- Recount with details at least one Hawaiian mo‘olelo and illustrate similarities with others.
- Describe and classify different characters from Hawaiian mo‘olelo.