University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.A. in Hawaiian Studies Requirements

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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 lasting longer than one semester.

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 at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements (and Assigned Credits)

Option I (Continuing the Culture)

  1. Required courses (26-28 semester hours)
    • HAW 303–304 Third-Level Hawaiian (8)
    • HAW 403–404 Fourth-Level Hawaiian (8)
    • HAW 490 Base-Level Fluency Hawaiian Medium Education (1) OR HAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
    • HWST 405 Hana Noʻeau (1)
    • HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)
    • HWST 111 The Hawaiian ʻOhana (3) or HWST 176 The History and Development of Hawaiian Music (3) or HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3) or HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
  2. Electives (15 semester hours)
    • 12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B) or (C):
      • (A) Language Emphasis
        • HAW 453 Hawaiian Phonetics and Phonology (3)
        • HAW 454 Hawaiian Morphology and Syntax (3)
        • HAW 455 Hawaiian: A Polynesian Language (3)
        • HWST 461 Pana Hawaiʻi (3)
        • HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
      • (B) Performing Arts Emphasis
        • HWST 461 Pana Hawaiʻi (3)
        • HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
        • HWST 471 Mele ʻAuana (3)
        • HWST 472 Hula ʻAuana (3)
        • HWST 473 Oli/Mele Kahiko (3)
        • HWST 474 Hula Kahiko (3)
      • (C) Oratory and Literature Emphasis
        • HWST 461 Pana Hawaiʻi (3) or HWST 462 Haku Mele (3)
        • HWST 463 Introduction to Hawaiian Literature (3)
        • HWST 464 Hawaiian Composition (3)
        • HWST 465 Ha'i'olelo Ku'una (3)
        • HWST 473 Oli/Mele Kahiko (3)
    • Plus 3 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400- level HAW or HWST course

Option II (Monitoring the Culture)

  1. Required courses (26-28 semester hours)
    • HAW 303–304 Third-Level Hawaiian (8)
    • HAW 403–404 Fourth-Level Hawaiian (8)
    • HAW 490 Base-Level Fluency Hawaiian Medium Education (1) or HAW 333 Applied Skills (3)
    • HWST 111 The Hawaiian ʻOhana (3)
    • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
    • HWST 405 Hana Noʻeau (1)
    • HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3)
  2. Electives (15 semester hours)
    • 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 Hawaiian and Pacific Prehistory (3)
        • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture before 1819 (3)
        • ANTH 387 Modern Hawaiian Culture(1819 to present) (3)
        • ECON 330 Hawaiian Economy (3)
        • ENG 323 Literature of Hawaiʻi (3)
        • ENG 430 Pacific Islands Literature (3)
        • HWST 175 Introduction to the Music of Polynesia (3)
        • HWST 176 The History and Development of Hawaiian Music (3)
        • HIST 274 History of Hawaiʻi (3)
        • HIST 316 Pacific History I (3)
        • HIST 317 Pacific History II (3)
        • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3)
        • HIST 333 Twentieth Century Hawaiʻi (3)
        • KANT 486 Moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi Kuʻuna (3)
        • POLS 337 Politics of Hawaiʻi (3)
        • SOC 370 Political Economy of Hawaiʻi (3)
      • (B) Natural Setting
        • BIOL/MARE 156 Natural History and Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
        • BIOL/MARE 156L Natural History Field Trips (1)
        • BIOL/MARE 171L Marine Biology Lab (1)
        • GEOG/PHYS 120 Weather and Climate of Hawaiʻi (3)
        • GEOG 332 Geography of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
        • GEOL 205 Geology of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
        • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
        • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
        • HWST 461 Pana Hawaiʻi (3)
        • MARE 190 Hawaiian Marine Field Experience (2)
        • MARE 201L Oceanography Lab (2)
        • MARE 325 Coral Reef Ecology (Hawaiian & Global Reefs) (3)
        • MARE/BIOL 371L Biology of Marine Invertebrates Lab (Hawaiian Forms) (1)
        • MARE 372L Biology of Marine Plants Lab (Hawaiian Forms) (1)
        • MARE/BIOL 384L Biology of Marine Fishes Lab (Hawaiian Forms) (1)
    • Plus 3 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400-level HAW or HWST course

Total in Group 2: 43 Semester Credits

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

120 Semester Hours

Notes

  1. Students must earn credit for HAW 490 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 300–400-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 should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.