Keʻelikōlani Indigenous Studies (KIND) Graduate 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 are marked with an initial K (for Keʻelikōlani) followed by an appropriate alpha, e.g. HAW (Hawaiian), HWS (Hawaiian Studies), IND (Indigenous Studies), ANT (Anthropology), ED (Education), etc.

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KIND 601 Language Maintenance and Shift (3) Introduction to the study of social, historical, political, cultural and economic factors leading to language shift.

KIND 602 Meth/Resou Indig Lang Comm Blg (3) Detailed overview of the various challenges to language and culture revitalization and approaches to solving those challenges, including issues of leadership, goal setting prioritizing and resourcing.

KIND 690 Fld Stdy Indigenous Community (3) Off-campus field work experience in an indigenous language other than Hawaiian. Pre: Graduate status in Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikolani and permission of the instructor. See graduate program chair for overseas minority language study option as substitute for this course.

KIND 700 Master's Thesis Research (1–6) (other) Research and writing of thesis. Pre: Permission of college and instructor.

KIND 730 Rsch Meth Hwn Ind Lang Culture (3) (other) Seminar in which students explore and choose a dissertation topic.

KIND 800 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1–6) (other) Research and writing of dissertation. Pre: Permission of college and 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 undergraduate-level courses.