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HAWST Academic Subject Certificate Hawaiian Studies

Academic Subject Certificate
Hawaiian Studies

17 credits   

Updated for 2014-2015

Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Studies is intended to provide students with a strong introduction to the culture, language and history of Hawai‘i and the Native Hawaiian people. The certificate enhances the Liberal Arts degree and prepares students with a strong foundation to complete their baccalaureate degrees in Hawaiian Studies or other fields of study at the University of Hawai‘i.


Course Alpha

Course Title


Core Courses



HAW 101

Elementary Hawaiian I


HAW 102

Elementary Hawaiian II


HWST 107

Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific


HWST 270

Hawaiian Mythology


Elective, select one


HWST 105

Mea Kanu Hawai‘i:
Ethnobotany (3)


HWST 160

Hula (3)


HWST 261

Hawaiian Literature (3)


HWST 291

Contemporary Hawaiian Issues (3)


HIST 284

History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)


REL 205

Understanding Hawaiian
Religion (3)



Total Credits


Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Studies
Program Learning Outcomes

Examine Native Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical and political concepts.
Explain Native Hawaiian concepts as expressed in the broader areas of science, humanities, arts or social sciences.
Use writing to discover, develop, communicate and reflect on issues relevant to the Native Hawaiian community.

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