B.A. in Hawaiian Studies Requirement

The Hawaiian Studies Program is one of the most innovative baccalaureate programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, offering two options for study, each focused on a Hawaiian-based cultural continuum: Perpetuating (Continuing) the Hawaiian culture within a Hawaiian language context; and Monitoring the direction of Hawaiian culture.

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits

Option I (Continuing the Culture)

  1. Required courses (48-50 credits)
    • KHAW 303-304 Third Level Hawaiian I (4), Third Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 403-404 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4), Fourth Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 453 Hawn Phonetics & Phonol (3)
    • KHAW 454 Hawn Morphology & Syntax (3)
    • KHAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) or KHAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • KHWS 381A Ka Nohona Kaulana Mahina (4) or KHWS 381E Ka Nohona Kaulana Mahina (4)
    • KHWS 462 Haku Mele (3)
    • KHWS 463 Intro Hawn Narrative Lit (3)
    • KHWS 465 Ha'i'olelo Ku'una (3)
    • KHWS 466 Mele Ku I ka Wa (3)
    • KHWS 475 Na Mele Hula Kahiko (3)
    • KHWS 476 Na Mele Hula 'Auana (3)
    • KHWS 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)

Option II (Monitoring the Culture)

  1. Required courses (29-31 credits)

    • KHAW 303-304 Third Level Hawaiian I (4), Third Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 403-404 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4), Fourth Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) or KHAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • HWST 111 Hawaiian ʻOhana (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
    • KHWS 381A Ka Nohona Kaulana Mahina (4) or KHWS 381E Ka Nohona Kaulana Mahina (4)
    • KHWS 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)
  2. Electives (18 credits)
    15 semester hours selected from below, at least 9 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above AND an additional 3 credits taken from any 300- or 400-level KHAW, KHWS, or KED course. Special topics and other courses pertaining to Native Hawaiians or Hawaiʻi also may be counted as electives, if previous permission is obtained from the department chair.

    • ANTH 300 Cultures of Oceania (3)
    • ANTH 310 Contemp Iss in Hawaiian Anth (3)
    • ANTH/ENG/LING 347 Pidgins And Creoles (3)
    • ANTH 357 Change in The Pacific (3)
    • ANTH 358 Japanese Immigrants (3)
    • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3)
    • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture Before 1819 (3)
    • ANTH 387 Modern Hawn Cult 1819-Present (3)
    • ANTH 389 Cultural Resource Management (3)
    • ANTH 435 Senior Seminar Pacific Studies (3)
    • ANTH 470 Museology (3)
    • ANTH 484 Stone Tool Analysis (3)
    • ECON 330 Hawaiian Economy (3)
    • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3)
    • GEOG/PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3)
    • GEOG 332 Geog Of Hawaiian Islands (3)
    • GEOL 205 Geology Of Hawaiian Islands (3)
    • HWST 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia (3)
    • HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3)
    • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
    • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
    • HIST 316 Pacific History I: To 1900 (3)
    • HIST 317 Pacific History II: From 1900 (3)
    • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3)
    • HIST 333 Twentieth Century Hawaii (3)
    • KANT 486 Mo'omeheu Hawaiʻi Ku'una (3)
    • KHWS 462 Haku Mele (3)
    • MARE 140 Intro to Hawaiian Coral Reefs (3)
    • MARE 140L Intro Hawaiian Coral Reefs Lab (1)
    • MARE/BIOL 156 Nat Hist & Conservatn Hawn Isl (3)
    • BIOL 156L Nat History Field Trips (1)
    • MARE 171L Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
    • MARE 201L Oceanography Lab (2)
    • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
    • MARE/BIOL 371L Bio Of Marine Invertebrate Lab (1)
    • MARE 372 Biology Of Marine Plants (3)
    • MARE 372L Biology of Marine Plants Lab (1)
    • MARE 488 Kuula: Integrated Science (3)
    • POLS 337 Politic of Hawaii: State/Local (3)
    • SOC 370 Political Economy of Hawaiʻi (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Hawaiian Studies:

120 credits required.

Notes

  1. Students must earn credit for KHAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) and at least a C or better in all other courses required for the major.
  2. At least 45 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- or 400-level.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hawaiian Studies, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  5. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.