University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

Hawaiian Studies (HWST) Courses

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language

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Hawaiian Studies (HWST)

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language

HWST 111  Hawaiian ʻOhana (3) The culture of the Hawaiian people as expressed in the home and family. The position of the family as the basis of the larger Hawaiian society and culture. Both ancient and modern aspects covered; extensive use of Hawaiian terminology. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, HPP)

HWST 175  Intro Music Of Polynesia (3) A general survey of the indigenous and acculturated music of eight major Polynesian island groups: Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Easter Island and Hawaiʻi. Music is viewed as both an organization of sound and as a product of culture and people. (Same as MUS 175). (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, HPP)

HWST 176  Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3) A general survey of the interrelationships of indigenous and acculturated Hawaiian music. Vocal music genres to be discussed include: chant; Christian hymn singing; secular choral singing; male and female falsetto singing; Chalangalang; Hapa Haole; and contemporary. Instrumental music genres include: Pre-European instrumental styles; slack key guitar; ʻukulele; and steel guitar. (Same as MUS 176) (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, HPP)

HWST 197  Experimental Course in HWST (1-6)

HWST 205  Hawaiian Music in Action (2) Learning Hawaiian songs as a means of strengthening knowledge of language, poetry and culture. A) mele 'aina, E) mele pili kanaka, I) other. May be repeated for credit if subletters are different. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 101 or 107. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 211  Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3) Hawaiian herbs and plants: their identification, their place in the heritage of the Hawaiian people, their medicinal properties, and other practical uses; extensive use of Hawaiian terminology. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, HPP)

HWST 213  Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3) Hawaiian fishes, birds, and other creatures: their identification, their place in the heritage of the Hawaiian people, methods of capture, their practical uses; extensive use of Hawaiian terminology. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, HPP)

HWST 405  Hana Noʻeau (1) Traditional Hawaiian arts taught in Hawaiian. (A) lau hala, (E) ʻupena/koko (types of nets), (I) hulu manu (feather work), (O) other. (May be repeated for credit if topics are different.) Pre: HAW 202 or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently, or equivalent. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 461  Pana Hawaiʻi (3) Traditions and literature of Pana (names sites of cultural importance). Emphasis on islands of (A) Hawaiʻi, (E) Maui, (I)Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi, (O) Oʻahu, (U) Kauaʻi and Niʻihau, conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HWST 111, HAW 202, or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently. May be repeated for credit if sub-letters are different. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 462  Haku Mele (3) Hawaiian poetry as literature. Survey and analysis of traditional and modern forms, methods of composition, poetic language, imagery, and kaona (hidden meaning). Interpreting and composing poetry in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 303, which may be taken concurrently, or instructor's consent. Recommended: HWST 361. Conducted in Hawaiian. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 463  Intro Hawn Narrative Lit (3) Introduction to Hawaiian narrative literature both oral and written. Short traditional tales, excerpts from longer forms, comparison of narrative literature with poetry and conversation event recordings. Pre: HAW 304, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently. Recommended: HAW 452. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 464  Hawaiian Composition (3) Essays and articles in Hawaiian focusing on traditional Hawaiian aesthetics and well-formed presentation. Attention to cultural differences in presentation of material. Pre: HAW 404, which, with permission may be taken concurrently; HAW 453 and ENG 315. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 471  Mele ʻAuana (3) Hawaiian musical traditions initiated since 1778 (e.g., falsetto, slack key, himeni, etc.). Traditions concerning their sources and history. Some attention given to performance. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 202 or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently; HWST 361, HWST 462. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 472  Hula ʻAuana (3) Hawaiian dance forms initiated since 1778. Traditions concerning their sources and history. Some attention given to performance. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 202 or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently. Recommended: HWST 361, 462, 471. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 473  Oli/Mele Kahiko (3) Hawaiian musical forms initiated previous to 1778 (e.g. chanted lamentations, chanted greetings, dance chants, etc.). Traditions concerning their sources and history. Some attention given to performance. Pre: HAW 202 or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently. Recommended: HWST 361, 462, 471. Conducted in Hawaiian. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P)

HWST 474  Hula Kahiko (3) Hawaiian dance forms within the traditional halau hula. Traditions concerning their sources and history. Some attention given to performance. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 304 or equivalent, which, with permission, may be taken concurrently. Recommended: HWST 361, 462, 471, 473 recommended. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, GCC, HPP)

HWST 496  Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3) Readings, research and field work on the traditional and contemporary Hawaiian community. Conducted in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 303 and senior standing, or instructor's consent. (GenEd/IntReq: H/A/P, GCC, HPP)


HWST x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

HWST x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.

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