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

  • ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)
  • HWST 101 - Elementary Hawaiian I (4 credits)
  • HWST 107 - Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3 credits)
  • Diversification (DS): ANTH 200, ANTH 220 or BOT 105 (3 credits)

Note: 

  1.  ENG 100: This course fulfills the 3 credits required for the Foundations: Written Communication (FW) category.
  2.  HWST 107: This course fulfills the Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Island Issues (HAP) graduation requirement.
  3.  Diversification: Social Sciences (DS): A total of 6 credits is required. The courses must be from two different disciplines (BOT 105 is recommended to be taken in Semester 1 and ANTH 200 or ANTH 220 is recommended to be taken in Semester 4)

 Spring Semester 2

  • HAW 102 - Elementary Hawaiian II (4 credits)
  • Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): ASTR 110 (DP); BIOL 123 (DB), BIOL 208 (DB); BOT 130 (DB); OCN 120 (DP), or OCN 201 (DP) (3 credits)
  • Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY): BIOL 123L or BOT 130L (1 credit)
  • Diversification: Literatures (DL): ENG 261 or HAW 261 (3 credits)
  • Electives - Hawaiian Studies AA (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: SP 151, SP 231, or SP 251 (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): Only 1 DB course and 1 DP course is required. If the DB course is taken in Semester 2, the DP course should be fulfilled in Semester 4 or vice versa.
  2. Diversification: Laboratory (science) (DY): Only 1 DY course is required and can be fulfilled in Semester 2 or Semester 4.
  3. Diversification: Literatures (DL): HAW 261 is recommended.
  4. Electives: A total of 9 credits is required from any of the categories listed below (take 3 credits in Semesters 2, 3, and 4):
    Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V; or REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 140, HWST 281, HWST 282
    ‘Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, HAW 262
  5. Oral Communication: SP 151 is recommended.

  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: Hawaiian Studies AA (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): HIST 151 (FGA); HIST 152 (FGB) or SSM 101 (FGB); or REL 150 (FGC) (3credits)
  • Foundations: Symbolic Reasoning (FS): MATH 100, MATH 103, MATH 112, MATH 140X, MATH 241, MATH 242, or any FS course (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Diversification: Humanities (DH): REL 205 is recommended.
  2. Electives: A total of 9 credits is required from any of the categories listed below (take 3 credits in Semesters 2, 3, and 4)
    Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V; or REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 140, HWST 281, HWST 282
    ‘Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, HAW 262
  3. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits is required. Take 3 credits in Semesters 3 and 4. Two courses from different time periods are required.

Spring Semester 4

  • Diversification: Arts (DA) or Humanities (DH): HIST 284 (DH), HIST 284K (DH); HWST 111 (DH), HWST 128 (DA), HWST 177 (DA), HWST 281 (DH), HWST 290 (DH); or REL 205 (DH) (3 credits)
  • Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): ASTR 110 (DP); BIOL 123 (DB), BIOL 208 (DB); BOT 130 (DB); OCN 120 (DP), or OCN 201 (DP) (3 credits)
  • Diversification: Social Sciences (DS): ANTH 200, ANTH 220; or BOT 105 (3 credits)
  • Electives - Hawaiian Studies AA (3 credits)
  • Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): HIST 151 (FGA); HIST 152 (FGB) or SSM 101 (FGB); or REL 150 (FGC) (3 credits)

Note:

  1. Diversification: Biological Sciences (DB) or Physical Sciences (DP): Only 1 DB course and 1 DP course is required. If the DB course is taken in Semester 2, the DP course should be fulfilled in Semester 4 or vice versa.
  2. Diversification: Social Sciences (DS): A total of 6 credits is required. The courses must be from two different disciplines (BOT 105 is recommended to be taken in Semester 1 and ANTH 200 or ANTH 220 is recommended to be taken in Semester 4).
  3. Electives: A total of 9 credits are required from any of the categories listed below (take 3 credits in Semesters 2, 3, and 4):
  4. Culture, History, and Arts: HAW 261; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST 111, HWST 128, HWST 129, HWST 199V, HWST 290, HWST 299V; or REL 205
    Hawaiian Environment: BIOL 123, BIOL 123L; BOT 105, BOT 130, BOT 130L; HWST 140, HWST 281, HWST 282
    ‘Ōlelo: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, HAW 262
  5. Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives (FG): A total of 6 credits is required. Take 3 credits in Semesters 3 and 4. Two courses from different time periods are required.

Total credits: 60

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Hawaiian Studies Academic Subject Certificate (ASC), 26 credits

 

  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: Any Hawaiian Language course: HAW 201, HAW 202, HAW 221, HAW 222, or HAW 262 (3-4 credits)
Total credits: 26

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Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies degree program.