Hawaiian Studies: Academic Subject Certificate

The Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate program is designed for students to gain a basic background in Hawaiian studies.  The course of study encompasses Hawaiian language, culture, environment, history, and values.  It will satisfy a number of basic course requirements for the Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian language Bachelor degree programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  It will also satisfy employer needs for employees who have completed a course of study in Hawaiian culture, language, environment, and values.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 03/18/2015:

  1. Describe aboriginal Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical, and political concepts.
  2. Apply aboriginal Hawaiian concepts, knowledge, and methods to the areas of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences in academics and in other professional endeavors.
  3. Engage, articulate, and analyze topics relevant to the aboriginal Hawaiian community using college-level reading skills, research methods, and writing and speaking techniques.
  4. Apply appropriate mathematical and logical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and explain issues.
  5. Synthesize aboriginal Hawaiian problem-solving skills and creative thinking strategies with other approaches then applying this learning to new and varied situations.
  6. Identify, allocate, and utilize technological and natural resources effectively and responsibly.

Fall (Semester 3)

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