REL 205: Understanding Hawaiian Religion

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3

Major Hawaiian religious teachings and practices from ancient times to the present. Investigation of cultural influence of Hawaiian religious beliefs; analysis of religious texts and relation to other traditions. This course may be applied to the BA language/culture core requirements at UH Mānoa.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify and access major sources on Hawaiian religion.
  • Express thoughts on Hawaiian religion in oral and written form.
  • Compare and contrast elements of the Hawaiian religious experience with others or with their own.
  • Identify ways in which Hawaiian religious thought and practice continues in the present.
  • Interpret some symbolism of Hawaiian religious ritual and poetry.