B.A. in Hawaiian Studies Requirement

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 (43 credits)

Option I (Continuing the Culture)

  1. Required courses (26-28 credits)
    • KHAW/HAW 303-304 Third Level Hawaiian I (4), Third Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW/HAW 403-404 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4), Fourth Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW/HAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) or KHAW/HAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
    • KHWS/HWST 405 Hana No`eau (1)
    • KHWS/ HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)
    • HWST 111 Hawaiian `Ohana (3) or HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3) or HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3) or HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
  2. Electives (15 credits)
    • 12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B) or (C):
      • (A) Language Emphasis
        • KHAW/HAW 452 Translation into Hawaiian (3)
        • KHAW/HAW 453 Hawn Phoetics & Phonol (3)
        • KHAW/HAW 454 Hawn Morphology & Syntax (3)
        • KHAW/HAW 455 Hawaiian: Polynesian Lang (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 461 Pana Hawai`i (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
      • (B) Performing Arts Emphasis
        • KHWS/HWST 461 Pana Hawai`i (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
        • KHWS/ HWST 471 Mele `Auana (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 472 Hula `Auana (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 473 Oli/Mele Kahiko (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 474 Hula Kahiko (3)
      • (C) Oratory and Literature Emphasis
        • KHWS/HWST 461 Pana Hawai`i (3) or KHWS/HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 463 Intro Hawn Narrative Lit (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 464 Hawaiian Composition (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 465 Ha'i'olelo Ku'una (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 473 Oli/Mele Kahiko (3)
    • Plus 3 semester (credit) hours taken from any 300- or 400- level KHAW/HAW or KHWS/HWST course

Option II (Monitoring the Culture)

  1. Required courses (26-28 credits)

    • KHAW/HAW 303-304 Third Level Hawaiian I (4), Third Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW/HAW 403-404 Fourth Level Hawaiian I (4), Fourth Level Hawaiian II (4)
    • KHAW/HAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) or KHAW/HAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • HWST 111 Hawaiian `Ohana (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
    • KHWS/HWST 405 Hana No`eau (1)
    • HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)
  2. Electives (15 credits)

    • 12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B) below, at least 9 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. 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.
      • (A) Social Environment
        • ANTH/ENG/LING 347 Pidgins And Creoles (3)
        • ANTH 357 Change in The Pacific (3)
        • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3)
        • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture Before 1819 (3)
        • ANTH 387 Modern Hawn Cult 1819-Present (3)
        • ECON 330 Hawaiian Economy (3)
        • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawai`i (3)
        • HWST 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia (3)
        • HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3)
        • HIST 284 History of Hawaii (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 Hawai'i Ku'una (3)
        • POLS 337 Politic of Hawaii: State/Local (3)
        • SOC 370 Political Economy of Hawai'i (3)
      • (B) Natural Setting
        • BIOL/MARE 156 Nat Hist & Conservatn Hawn Isl (3)
        • BIOL/MARE 156L Nat History Field Trips (1)
        • BIOL/MARE 171L Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
        • GEOG/PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3)
        • GEOG 332 Geog Of Hawaiian Islands (3)
        • GEOL 205 Geology Of Hawaiian Islands (3)
        • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
        • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
        • KHWS/HWST 461 Pana Hawai`i (3)
        • MARE 201L Oceanography Lab (2)
        • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (3)
        • MARE/BIOL 371L Bio Of Marine Invertebrate Lab (1)
        • MARE 372L Biology of Marine Plants Lab (1)
    • Plus 3 semester (credit) hours taken from any 300- or 400-level KHAW/HAW or KHWS/HWST course

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

120 credits.

Notes

  1. Students must earn credit for KHAW/HAW 490 Base-level Fluency Hawn Med Ed (1) and at least a 2.0 GPA in all other courses required for the major.
  2. At least 45 semester hours 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.