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AA in Hawaiian Studies Requirements

The AA in Hawaiian Studies is designed to provide either the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or to prepare students for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

The Associate of Arts in Hawaiian Studies is awarded to students who complete the following:
1) 60 credits, all in courses numbered 100 or above.
2) Two writing intensive courses in any discipline.
3) 12 elective credits must be earned at Leeward Community College.
4) One Hawaiian, Asian, Pacific (HAP) course.
5) Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all courses numbered 100 or above completed at Leeward CC.
6) A maximum of 48 transfer credits earned at other colleges may be applied towards the degree.
7) General education and program requirements, as indicated below.

Associate of Arts in Hawaiian Studies Degree
60 credits

General Education Requirements
Foundation 15 credits
(3 cr.) FW – ENG 100 or ESL 100/ENG 100E
(3 cr.) FS – PHIL 110, MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 112, MATH 135, MATH 140, MATH 140x, MATH 203, MATH 205, ICS 141, ICS 241
(6 cr.) FG – Select two courses, each from a different group:
    A. ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
    B. ART 176, HIST 152, ANTH 152
    C. GEOG 151, MUS 107, REL 150

Diversification Arts, Humanities, and Literature (6 credits required from two different disciplines) 6 credits
DA: DNCE 160, MUS 121Z MUS 122Z MUS 121F MUS 122F
DH: HIST 284 REL 205
DL: HWST 261

Diversification Social Sciences (6 credits required from two different disciplines) 6 credits
DS
SOC 218 SOC 250 SOC 251
PACS 108POLS 180 ECON 130ANTH 200

Diversification: Natural Sciences (3 credits from the biological science area (DB) and 3 credits from the physical science area (DP)). In addition, the student must take a science laboratory/field trip course (DY) that matches one of the chosen science courses. 7 credits
DB – BOT 130*, HORT 110*, ZOOL 200*
DP – GG 103, ASTR 110, OCN 201
DY – HORT 110*, BOT 130*, ZOOL 200*, OCN 201L
*courses with an asterisk include a lab at Leeward Community College

HWST Core Requirements 14 credits
HWST 107 (3) - Hawaii: In the Center of the Pacific
HWST 270 (3) - Hawaiian Mythology
HAWN 101 (4) - Beginning Hawaiian
HAWN 102 (4) - Beginning Hawaiian II

Hawaiian Focused Electives
12 credits of electives are required from the following list of courses. Elective credits may not be used to fulfill Diversification, Foundation or Hawaiian Studies Core Requirements. Elective courses may come from a single topic or combination of topics. 12 credits

Aina (Environmental Science)
ASTR 110 (3) –Survey of Astronomy
BIOL 124 (3, 1) – Environment and Ecology
BOT 130 (4) – Plants in the Hawaiian Environment
GG 103 (3) – Geology of the Hawaiian Islands
HWST 105 (3) – Mea Kanu Hawaii: Hawaiian Ethnobotany
OCN 201 (3,1) – Science of the Sea
SCI 103 (4) – Environmental Science of Hawai'i

Hana Noeau (Arts)
HWST 160 (3) - Hula
HWST 261 (3) - Hawaiian Literature
MUS 112 (2) - Hawaiian Ensemble
MUS 113 (2) - Hawaiian Ensemble II
MUS 121Z (2) - Ukulele
MUS 122Z (2) - Advanced Ukulele
MUS 121F (1) - Introductions to Slack Key Guitar
MUS 122F (1) - Advanced Slack Key Guitar

Hooulu Lahui (Nation Building)
ANTH 200 (3) - Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 210 (3) – Archaeology
ECON 131 (3) - Principles of Macroeconomics
HIST 284 (3) - History of the Hawaiian Islands
HWST 261 (3) - Hawaiian Literature
HWST 291 (3) - Contemporary Hawaiian Issues
PACS 108 (3) – Pacific Worlds
POLS 180 (3) - Introduction to Politics in Hawaii
SOC 218 (3) - Introduction to Social Problems
SOC 250 (3) - Community Forces in Hawaii
SOC 251 (3) - Sociology of the Family

Moolelo (History/Literature)
DMED 150 (3) - Film Analysis and Storytelling
HIST 284 (3) - History of the Hawaiian Islands
HWST 160 (3) - Hula
HWST 261 (3) - Hawaiian Literature
PACS 108 (3) – Pacific Worlds
REL 205 (3) - Understanding Hawaiian Religion
TVPR 210

Olelo (Language and Literature)
HAWN 201 (4) - Intermediate Hawaiian
HAWN 202 (4) - Intermediate Hawaiian II
HWST 261 (3) - Hawaiian Literature
HWST 160 (3) - Hula

GRADUTATION REQUIREMENTS (3 cr.)
OR – COM 210H, SP 151, SP 200, SP 231, SP 251*
2 Writing Intensive courses in any discipline1 Hawaiian/Asian, Pacific (HAP) focus course

*This oral requirement is not the same as required by UH Manoa

Total Minimum Credits
60 credits

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