Hawaiian Studies Requirements

Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies, 60 credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific 3
HWST 270 Hawaiian Mythology 3
HAW 101 Beginning Hawaiian 4
HAW 102 Beginning Hawaiian II 4
  Core Credits 14
Elective Requirements
12 credits of electives from a single topic or combination of topics. See Hawaiian Focused Electives list below. 12
General Education Requirements
31 credits in Foundation and Diversification designated courses. See Gen Ed Requirements list below 31
Graduation Requirements
  • Oral Communication: Select one course from the following
    • COM 210H, SP 151, or SP 251*
  • 2 Writing Intensive courses in any discipline
  • 1 Hawaiian/Asian, Pacific (HAP) focus course
  • 1 Contemporary Ethical Issues (ETH) focus course**
3***
Total Program Credits 60

NOTES:

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

**Courses designated "ETH" fulfill the E-focus requirement at Leeward CC, but not at UH Mānoa . UH Mānoa requires a 300-level E-focus course for graduation. All approved E-Focus courses from UH Mānoa , UHWO, or any community college, will meet the Leeward CC E-focus graduation requirement.

***This credit amount does not account for WI, HAP or ETH requirements because these may be overlapped with Core or Gen Ed courses. See your counselor for a list of courses that can satisfy these graduation requirements.

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.

Course Credits
‘Āina (Environmental Science)
  • ASTR 110 Survey of Astronomy (3)
  • BIOL 124 Environment and Ecology (3, 1)
  • BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (4)
  • GG 103 Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
  • HWST 105 Mea Kanu Hawai‘i: Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
  • OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3,1)
  • SCI 103 Environmental Science of Hawai‘i (4)
Hana No‘eau (Arts)
  • HWST 160 Hula Nei I (3)
  • HWST 161 Hula Nei II (3)
  • HWST 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)
  • MUS 112 Hawaiian Ensemble (2)
  • MUS 113 Hawaiian Ensemble II (2)
  • MUS 121Z Ukulele (2)
  • MUS 122Z Advanced Ukulele (2)
  • MUS 121F Introduction to Slack Key Guitar (1)
  • MUS 122 F Advanced Slack Key Guitar (1)
Ho‘oulu Lāhui (Nation Building)
  • ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • ANTH 210 Archaeology (3)
  • ECON 131 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
  • HWST 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)
  • HWST 291 Contemporary Hawaiian Issues (3)
  • PACS 108 Pacific Worlds (3)
  • POLS 180 Introduction to Politics in Hawai‘i (3)
  • SOC 218 Introduction to Social Problems (3)
  • SOC 250 Community Forces in Hawai‘i (3)
  • SOC 251 Sociology of the Family (3)
Mo‘olelo (History/Literature)
  • DMED 150 Film Analysis and Storytelling (3)
  • HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
  • HWST 160 Hula Nei I (3)
  • HWST 161 Hula Nei II (3)
  • HWST 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)
  • PACS 108 Pacific Worlds (3)
  • REL 205 Understanding Hawaiian Religion (3)
  • TVPR 210 Film and Video History, Criticism, Ethics, and Aesthetics (3)
‘Ōlelo (Language and Literature)
  • HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian (4)
  • HAW 202 ntermediate Hawaiian II (4)
  • HWST 261 Hawaiian Literature (3)
  • HWST 160 Hula Nei I (3)
  • HWST 161 Hula Nei II (3)
  Elective Credits 12

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Course Credits
Foundation Requirements
Written Communication (FW)
  • ENG 100 Composition I
  • or ENG 100E Composition I
3
Symbolic Reasoning (FS)
Select one of the following
  • PHIL 110, MATH 100, MATH 100C, MATH 103
  • MATH 112, MATH 115, MATH 135, MATH 140, MATH 140x, MATH 203, MATH 205
  • ICS 141, ICS 241
3
Global Multicultural Perspectives (FG)
Select 2 courses, each from a different group
  • Group A: ANTH 151, ART 175, HIST 151
  • Group B: ANTH 152, ART 176, BUSN 277, BUSN 279, GEOG 102, HIST 152
  • Group C: GEOG 151, MUS 107, REL 150
6
Foundation Credits 12
Diversification Requirements
Diversification Arts, Humanities, and Literature (DA, DH, DL)
6 credits required from two different disciplines
  • DA: HWST 160, MUS 121Z, MUS 122Z, MUS 121F, MUS 122F
  • DH: HIST 284, REL 205
  • DL: HWST 261
6
Diversification Social Sciences (DS)
6 credits required from two different disciplines
  • DS: ANTH 200, ECON 130, PACS 108, POLS 180, SOC 218, SOC 250, SOC 251
6
Diversification Natural Sciences (DB, DP, DY)
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.
  • DB: BOT 130, HORT 110, ZOOL 200
  • DP: GG 103, ASTR 110, OCN 201
  • DY: HORT 110L, BOT 130L, ZOOL 200L, OCN 201L
7
Diversification Credits 19
  Gen Ed Credits 31

Academic Subject Certificate, Hawaiian Studies, 17 Credits

Course Alpha Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I 4
HAW 102 Elementary Hawaiian II 4
HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific 3
HWST 270 Hawaiian Mythology 3
  Core Credits 14
Elective Requirement - Select one from the following list
  • HWST 105 Mea Kanu Hawai‘i: Ethnobotany (3)
  • HWST 160 Hula Nei I (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)
  Elective Credits 3
  Total Program Credits 17