Keʻelikōlani Psychology (KPSY) 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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KPSY 341 Ulu Ke Keiki (3) Examine child development from a Hawaiian or other Indigenous people's perspective. Hawaiian principles and philosophy of child development, current child development research and studies, and appropriate curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation aligned with child growth and development. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.


KPSY 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.

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