Keʻelikōlani Indigenous Studies (KIND) Courses

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani/College of Hawaiian Language (KHUOK)

Built upon a core commitment to Hawaiian language and culture education, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani provides courses that also address the broader world of indigenous peoples and the use of Hawaiian as an official medium of education for the State of Hawaiʻi. Courses other than Hawaiian language (HAW) and Hawaiian Studies (HWST) are marked with an initial K (for Keʻelikōlani) followed by an appropriate alpha, e.g. IND (Indigenous Studies), ANT (Anthropology), ED (Education), etc.

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KIND 240 Culture Revitalization Movemnt (3) Efforts throughout the world to preserve the linguistic and cultural distinctiveness of indigenous and regional minorities. The interrelationship of such efforts with political, cultural, educational, and economic structures. Focus on comparison of other movements with that of Hawaiʻi. (When followed by H, taught through Hawaiian.)

KIND 441 Advanced Language in Culture I (2) First semester advanced level study of an indigenous lang- uage focusing on the use of the language in its cultural context. Alpha varies according to the language, e.g. Blackfeet, Rapanui. May be repeated if the content is. different. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in KLAN 441; consent of department and of instructor.

KIND 442 Advancd Language in Culture II (2) Second semester advanced level study of an indigenous language focusing on the use of the language in its cultural context. Alpha varies according to the language, e.g. Blackfeet, Rapanui. May be repeated if the content is different. Pre: KIND 441 and KLAN 441, concurrent enrollment in KLAN 442; consent of department and of the instructor.


KIND x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) 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.

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

Additional Courses

Also see the KIND graduate-level courses.