Hawaiian Studies

WELCOME TO HAWAIIAN STUDIES PROGRAM AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE! 

The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is a 60-credit degree program intended to either provide the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or prepare the student for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Program Admission Requirements:

The program will be governed by the same admission policies as the current Liberal Arts A.A. program, and advising and counseling will be available from a special designated counselor at Student Services.

Graduation Requirements:

To meet graduation requirements, all programs require a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses applicable toward the certificate or degree.
The following must be satisfied within the 60-credit AA degree: Two Writing Intensive (WI) courses, One Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues (HAP) course.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe aboriginal Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical, and political concepts.
  2. Apply aboriginal Hawaiian concepts, knowledge, and methods to the areas of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences in academics and in other professional endeavors.
  3. Engage, articulate, and analyze topics relevant to the aboriginal Hawaiian community using college-level reading skills, research methods, and writing and speaking techniques.
  4. Apply appropriate mathematical and logical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and explain issues.
  5. Synthesize aboriginal Hawaiian problem-solving skills and creative thinking strategies with other approaches then applying this learning to new and varied situations.
  6. Identify, allocate, and utilize technological and natural resources effectively and responsibly.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

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Hawaiian Studies Associate in Arts Degree, 60 credits

  Fall Semester 1

  • HAW 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I (4 credits)
  • HWST 107 - Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DS): BOT 105 - Ethnobotany (3 credits)
  • Foundations (FW): ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)

 Spring Semester 2

  • HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian II (4 credits)
  • Diversification (DL): (ENG 261 or HAW 261 recommended) (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DB) or (DP): Choose from the following (with a DY lab course) (3-4 credits)
    DB: BIOL 123, BIOL 208; BOT 130
    DP: ASTR 110; OCN 120, OCN 201
    DY: BIOL 123L or BOT 130L
  • Electives: Choose from the following (3 credits)
    Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V, HWST 290; REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 251 (HWST 140, effective Fall 2019), HWST 281, HWST 282
    `Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, or HAW 262
  • Oral Communication: SP 151, SP 231, SP 251 (3 credits)
    Recommended option: SP 151

  Fall Semester 3

  • HWST 270 - Hawaiian Mythology (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DH): HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 281, HWST 290; or REL 205 (3 credits)
    Recommended option: REL 205
  • Electives: Choose from the following (3 credits)
    Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V, HWST 290; REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 251 (HWST 140, effective Fall 2019), HWST 281, HWST 282
    `Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, or HAW 262
  • Foundations (FG): A total of 6 credits are required for this category (3 credits in semester 3 and 3 credits in semester 4). The two courses must be from different time periods. (3 credits)
  • Foundations (FS): Any FS course (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • Diversification (DA) or (DH)
  • DA: HWST 128, HWST 177
  • DH: HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 281, HWST 290
  • Diversification (DB) or (DP): Choose from the following (with a DY lab course) (3-4 credits)
    DB: BIOL 123, BIOL 208; BOT 130
    DP: ASTR 110; OCN 120, OCN 201
    DY: BIOL 123L or BOT 130L
  • Diversification (DS): ANTH 200 or ANTH 220 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Choose from the following (3 credits)
    Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V, HWST 290; REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 251 (HWST 140, effective Fall 2019), HWST 281, HWST 282
    `Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, or HAW 262
  • Foundations (FG): A total of 6 credits are required for this category (3 credits in semester 3 and 3 credits in semester 4). The two courses must be from different time periods. (3 credits)

Total credits: 60

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Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate, 26 credits

The Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate program is designed for students to gain a basic background in Hawaiian studies. The course of study encompasses Hawaiian language, culture, environment, history, and values. It will satisfy a number of basic course requirements for the Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian language Bachelor degree programs at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. It will also satisfy employer needs for employees who have completed a course of study in Hawaiian culture, language, environment, and values.

  Fall Semester 1

  • HAW 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I (4 credits)
  • HWST 107 - Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any Culture, History, and Arts course: ANTH 220; HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 177, HWST 199V, HWST 228, HWST 270, HWST 290, HWST 299V; or REL 205 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any Hawaiian Environment course: BIOL 123/BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130/BOT 130L; HWST 251 (HWST 140, effective Fall 2019), HWST 281, or HWST 282 (3-4 credits)
  Spring Semester 2
  • HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian II (4 credits)
  • Electives: Any Culture, History, and Arts course: ANTH 220; HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 177, HWST 199V, HWST 228, HWST 270, HWST 290, HWST 299V; or REL 205 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any Hawaiian Environment course: BIOL 123/BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130/BOT 130L; HWST 251 (HWST 140, effective Fall 2019), HWST 281, or HWST 282 (3-4 credits)
  Fall semester 3
  • Electives: Hawaiian Language: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, or HAW 262 (3-4 credits)
Total credits: 23

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Hawaiian Botany Academic Subject Certificate program (ASC), 7 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • BOT 105 - Ethnobotany (3 credits)
  • BOT 130 - Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (3 credits)
  • BOT 130L - Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (1 credit)
Total credits: 7

 

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The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies degree program intended to either provide the first two years of a baccalaureate program in Hawaiian Studies or prepare the student for study in other, broader fields of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences.