Hawaiian Studies: Associate in Arts Degree

The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is a 60-credit degree program intended to either provide the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or prepare the student for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

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 1)

Course
Course Title/Category
Credits
3
Sub-Total Credits
13
  1. HWST 107: This course fulfills the Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Island Issues (HAP) graduation requirement.
  2. ANTH 200, ANTH 220, or BOT 105: BOT 105 is recommended to be taken in Semester 1 and ANTH 200 or ANTH 220 is recommended to be taken in Semester 4. These courses will fulfill the Diversification: Social Sciences (DS) category.

Spring (Semester 2)

Course
Course Title/Category
Credits
Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP) - Hawaiian Studies A.A.  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17
  1. Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): Only 1 DB course and 1 DP course is required. If the DB course is taken in Semester 2, the DP course should be fulfilled in Semester 4 or vice versa.
  2. Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY): Only 1 DY course is required (may be completed in Semester 2 or Semester 4).
  3. ENG 261, ENG 272B, or HAW 261: Any of the courses will fulfill the Diversification: Literatures (DL) category.

Fall (Semester 3)

Course
Course Title/Category
Credits
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
  1. Diversification: Humanities (DH): REL 205 is recommended.
  2. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits are required. The FG courses should be taken in Semesters 3 and 4. Any two courses with different FG designations are required.

Spring (Semester 4)

Course
Course Title/Category
Credits
Diversification: Arts (DA) or Humanities (DH) - Hawaiian Studies A.A.  +
3
Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP) - Hawaiian Studies A.A.  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
  1. Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): Only 1 DB course and 1 DP course is required. If the DB course is taken in Semester 2, the DP course should be fulfilled in Semester 4 or vice versa.
  2. ANTH 200, ANTH 220, or BOT 105: BOT 105 is recommended to be taken in Semester 1 and ANTH 200 or ANTH 220 is recommended to be taken in Semester 4. These courses will fulfill the Diversification: Social Sciences (DS) category.
  3. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits are required. The FG courses should be taken in Semesters 3 and 4. Any two courses with different FG designations are required.

Graduation Requirements

Course
Course Title/Category
Credits

The graduation requirements must be satisfied within the 60-credit A.A. degree.

Total credits:
60