HWST 110: Huakaʻi Waʻa: Introduction to Hawaiian Voyaging

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

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.


Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Locate and name the islands and island groups of Oceania.
  2. Discuss the historical and cultural events leading to the revival and reestablishment of Hawaiian voyaging.
  3. Explain the various aboriginal and academic narratives relating to the migration to and settlement of Oceania.
  4. Describe the tools contemporary navigators use for open-ocean voyaging.