Keʻelikōlani Sociology (KSOC) 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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KSOC 342 He ʻOhana Lanakila (3) Examine concept of ʻohana as it relates to Indigenous Hawaiian education or other indigenous people’s education from a macro to micro perspective and the Hawaiian language movement, e.g., family and community; the school family and community; and working with families. History of Indigenous education and the Punana Leo's place as the early childhood education component in this history. Further examine the role and responsibilities of the teacher in a specific Indigenous language medium early childhood education program. (A) Hawaiian, (E) Other Language. Pre: KHAW 204 or equivalent, which with permission may be taken concurrently; or Indigenous language equivalent to KHAW 204.


KSOC 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.

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