SCI 160A : Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship

This course focuses on the fundamentals of voyaging and seamanship by blending the traditions of Polynesian culture, history and skills with modern science and technology. An interdisciplinary approach is used in treating topics in Hawaiian studies, astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, marine biology, ethnobotany and archaeology of Polynesia and Hawai’i.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the basic geography of Polynesia.
  • Apply the fundamental concepts in positional astronomy (including the seasons) and identify of two of the four recognized star lines used for navigation.
  • Explain the basic principals in wayfinding (non-instrument navigation).

Course Details

Discipline:

Credits:

3

Lecture Hours:

3

Designation:

DP