REL 205: Understanding Hawaiian Religion

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course is an introductory survey of Hawaiian religious beliefs and practices from pre-contact to 1819.


Qualified for ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Demonstrate familiarity with some of the religious traditions, religious ceremonies, and sacred structures of pre-contact Hawaiʻi.
  2. Demonstrate how the foundations of Hawaiian spirituality are relevant to contemporary society through meaningful application.
  3. Identify and describe the Hawaiian gods and their role and function in Hawaiian society.
  4. Describe how religion was significant to the shaping of Hawaiian culture and history.