HWST 111: The Hawaiian ‘Ohana

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

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

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Identify the child/parent/grandparent generations, older/younger sibling, oldest/youngest child using Hawaiian terms.
  2. Illustrate the relationship and responsibility between elder and younger.
  3. Define at least three Hawaiian cultural values.
  4. Apply and practice correct Hawaiian language pronunciation and spelling.
  5. Discuss the principles of the ohana that translate to the larger Hawaiian society.
  6. Explain a Hawaiian belief of origin and the subsequent understanding of one's relationship to the environment.
  7. Identify and discuss the process of Hooponopono as a system of conflict resolution.
  8. Demonstrate the relationship of Hawaiians through the use of loi kalo.
  9. Examine current issues that reveal behaviors based upon an individual's societal orientation.
  10. Differentiate between an affiliation-oriented society and an achievement-oriented society.