ANTH 220: Prehistory of Hawai‘i

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course studies prehistoric Hawaiian culture through legendary, archaeological, ethnographic, and historic sources. Prehistory of Hawai‘i is designed for the layperson who is interested in a general course on the culture of Hawai‘i prior to 1778. This course also focuses on the early human use of and adaptation to the geography and environment of these islands.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Social Sciences — DS
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Identify and define basic terms related to the field of anthropology.
  2. Explain how pre-contact society adapted to their environment and utilized their natural resources through sustainable practices.
  3. Apply traditional Hawaiian customs learned in the classroom and use them towards meaningful application in today's world.
  4. Identify and describe kinship, political, economical, societal, and religious structures in pre-contact Hawaiʻi.
  5. Discuss ethical issues and best practices related to the study of Hawaiian prehistory.