Hawaiian Culture Certificate

Contact: Jason Iota Cabral, M.A.
Email: jasoncab@hawaii.edu

Requirements (19 credits):

  1. Required Courses (4)

    • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immers (4) or HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I (4) or any higher level language course equaling 4 credits
  2. Core Electives (3)

    • 3 credits taken from:
      • HWST 111 Hawaiian ʻOhana (3)
      • HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3)
      • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
      • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
  3. Related Electives (12)

    • 12 credits taken from:
      • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3)
      • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture Before 1819 (3)
      • ANTH 387 Modern Hawn Cult 1819-Present (3)
      • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
      • KHWS/HWST 461 Pana Hawaiʻi (3)
      • HWST/KHWS 471 Mele ʻAuana (3)
      • KHWS/HWST 472 Hula ʻAuana (3)
      • KHWS/HWST 473 Oli/Mele Kahiko (3)
      • HWST 474 Hula Kahiko (3)
      • HIST 284 History of Hawaii (3)
      • other courses from the core elective list.

Notes: The Certificate in Hawaiian Culture may be pursued by Hawaiian Studies and other discipline majors and by those pursuing any other certificate or certificates at UH Hilo. Credits may be shared once or more than once between this certificate and other degrees and certificates on campus, but no more than 9 credits can be shared between the Certificate in Hawaiian Culture and any single one of the following: the Hawaiian Studies B.A., the Certificate in Hawaiian Language, the Certificate in Multidisciplinary Hawaiian Studies.

Upon agreement between Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani and I Ola Hāloa at Hawaiʻi Community College (Hawaiʻi CC), up to six semester hours in courses at the 100 level and above taken in the Hawaiʻi CC Hawaiʻi Lifestyles Degree Program may be applied. Students should speak to a Hawaiian Studies advisor about the process for receiving permission to apply such courses to this certificate and for enrolling in such courses.