HWST 270 : Hawaiian Mythology

A survey of gods, ‘aumakua, kupua, mythical heroes, heroines and their kinolau as the basis of traditional Hawaiian metaphor.

Prerequisites

Credit for HWST 107 or HAW 102.

Course Outcomes

  • 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.

Course Details

Discipline:

Credits:

3

Lecture Hours:

3

Designation:

DH