ZOOL 105: Hawaiian Ethnozoology

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course studies Hawaiian fishes, birds, and other creatures--their identification and habitat and their place in the heritage of the Hawaiian people, methods of capture, conservation techniques, and practical uses. Hawaiian and biological terminology will be used.


Cross-listed with HWST 213.

Semester Offered Fall
Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Describe the origin of Hawaiian fauna in relationship to the geologic history of the Islands, human introductions, and the environments in which they occur.
  2. Identify (using Hawaiian names, scientific names, and common names) the fauna used in old Hawaii and recent times and the roles these species played in traditional Hawaiian culture and resource utilization.
  3. Describe the various traditional methods whereby animals were acquired, cultured, and managed in Hawaii.
  4. Describe the various uses of fauna in traditional Hawaiian culture.