HWST 129: Introduction to Hula ‘Auana

Credits 3 Class Hours2 lecture and 2 lecture/lab

This course is an introduction to hula ‘auana covering the fundamentals of contemporary Hawaiian dance, music, practices, language, poetry, and regional traditions.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Arts — DA
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Identify contemporary hula and mele (music, song, poetry) terminology.
  2. Explain basic contemporary hula and mele (music, song, poetry) practices, and traditions.
  3. Execute basic hula steps and motions.
  4. Perform all learned pieces.