Hawaiian Studies (HWST)

Classes

HWST 20P : Basic Woodworking

This course will cover basic woodworking skills and techniques in relation to canoes. The main components of the course will cover proper tool usage, shop safety procedures, maintenance and adjustment of both hand and power tools, and understanding various wood joinery utilizing adhesives. Several projects may be required involving fabrication by the students to demonstrate their understanding of measurement, joinery, tool usage, and safety procedures.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HWST 281.

Corequisites

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Spring

HWST 107 : Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific

This course is an introduction to the unique aspects of Hawai‘i and Hawaiian culture in relation to the larger Pacific including origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and current issues.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 110 : Huakaʻi Waʻa: Introduction to Hawaiian Voyaging

This course will introduce students to modern Hawaiian canoe voyaging through an examination of the science and narratives of ancient voyaging, the history of the modern revival of voyaging, and the Hawaiian navigator’s toolkit.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 111 : The Hawaiian ‘Ohana

This course presents Hawaiian values through the traditional family system. Ancestral family practices will be investigated and compared with current Hawaiian lifestyles and values.

 

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 128 : Hula and Chant

An introduction to hula and chant covering the fundamentals of traditional dance and traditions, chant, protocol, and language.

credits

3

Class Hours

2 lecture and 3 lab

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Alternative Communication — AC
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 129 : Hula and Chant Performance

This is an intermediate course of hula and chant covering the fundamentals of traditional dance and traditions, chant, protocol, and language. Students will advance their ability in hula performance and expand their knowledge in hula protocol, proper adornments, and the use of hula implements.

credits

2

Class Hours

1 lecture and 2 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HWST 128 or approval of instructor.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 140 : Mahi‘ai I - Hawaiian Cultivation Practices

For the past 2,000 years taro, or kalo, has been the main staple and most important food of the Hawaiian people. It has also played a very important role in the beliefs and daily lives of Hawaiians. This course will study the cultural link between the Hawaiians and kalo through the study of traditional cultivation, maintenance, and processing methods used by the Hawaiians. This will occur in conjunction with hands-on experience.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100. "C" or higher in HWST 107.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

HWST 177 : Hawaiian Music in Transition

This course studies musical traditions in Hawai‘i from pre-contact to the present. It includes indigenous Hawaiian music, its acculturated forms and contemporary trends, and non- Hawaiian music in Hawai‘i. Students will consider aspects of musical style,

instruments used, composition, teaching and performance practice, the role of music in society, and repertoire. No musical background is necessary.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 228 : Hanohano Ha‘upu: Literary Journeys Through Hula

This course introduces students to significant places and legendary figures of Kaua‘i through the study of mo‘olelo (stories) and mele (songs). Through this study, students will learn and perform various hula and chant that are found in Kaua‘i’s literary history.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in HAW 101 and HWST 129 or approval of instructor.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall

HWST 229 : Cultural Connections Through Hula

This course is the final course in the hula series.

Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate their knowledge in hula and Hawaiian culture and language by traveling outside of Kaua‘i and making connections with other cultural practitioners.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Approval of instructor.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Spring

HWST 270 : Hawaiian Mythology

HWST 270 is an introduction to Hawaiian mythology and mo‘olelo as a basis of understanding (or a reflection) of Hawaiian culture, values, metaphor, and worldviews. This course will investigate and analyze oral and written Hawaiian literary sources and the roles of akua, ‘aumakua, kupua and kanaka.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in both HWST 107 and HAW 101 or approval of instructor.

Designations

Diversification: Literatures — DL
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 281 : Hoʻokele I : Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather

This course is a survey of the Hawaiian and Polynesian environment in relationship to migration, voyaging, and folklore. This course will provide the student with the basics of wayfinding (or non-instrument) techniques as utilized by the voyages of Hōkūle‘a, Hawai‘i Loa, Makali‘i, and other Polynesian voyaging canoes. In addition, the class will explore and appreciate the cultural impact of long distance voyaging and the settlement of Polynesia upon contemporary society.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L. Qualified for MATH 82X or "C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 282 : Hoʻokele II: Hawaiian Navigation

This course will introduce students to the skills of Polynesian navigation and seamanship through the exploration and experiences of the voyages of contemporary Polynesian voyaging canoes. In addition, students will have opportunities to learn and practice some of these skills on a double- hulled sailing canoe.

credits

4

Class Hours

3 lecture and 2 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

HWST 290 : Rediscovering Polynesian Connections

This course investigates Polynesian connections through life experiences. This is a study abroad course in which the student will experience the interconnectedness of the peoples and cultures of Polynesia through cultural immersion. Studies will begin on the home campus and culminate with a visit to the host country.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Approval of instructor.

Designations

Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC