Hawaiian Language ASC

Academic Subject Certificate in Hawaiian Language

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


Course Alpha Course Title Credits
HAW 101 Beginning Hawaiian I 4
HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific 3
HAW 102 Beginning Hawaiian II 4
HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I 4
HAW 202 Intermediate Hawaiian II 4
  Total Credits 19

Program Learning Outcomes

With the completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

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