HWST 281 : Hoʻokele I : Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather

Credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

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

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

Description

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.

Designations

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