Hawaiian Culture Certificate

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Department Chair: Jason Iota Cabral , Ph.D.
Website: www.olelo.hawaii.edu/khuok/

The Certificate of Hawaiian Culture is designed for those who have had no previous university study of Hawaiian culture or language. The coursework includes a basic background of Hawaiian language and traditional culture from a broad range of courses, most are taught primarily in English. (Changed from Certificate of Basic Hawaiian Culture to Certificate in Hawaiian Culture, Fall 2012)

Requirements (19 credits):

  1. Required Courses (4)

    • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immers (4) or HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I (4) or any higher level language course equaling 4 credits
  2. Core Electives (3)

    • 3 credits taken from:
      • HWST 111 Hawaiian ʻOhana (3)
      • HWST 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3)
      • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3)
      • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3)
  3. Related Electives (12)

    • 12 credits taken from:
      • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3)
      • ANTH 386 Hawaiian Culture Before 1819 (3)
      • ANTH 387 Modern Hawn Cult 1819-Present (3)
      • HIST 284 History of Hawaii (3)
      • HWST 205 Hawaiian Music in Action (2)
      • KHWS 462 Haku Mele (3)
      • KHWS 475 Na Mele Hula Kahiko (3)
      • KHWS 476 Na Mele Hula 'Auana (3)
      • other courses from the core elective list.

Notes: The Certificate in Hawaiian Culture may be pursued by Hawaiian Studies and other discipline majors and by those pursuing any other certificate or certificates at UH Hilo. Credits may be shared once or more than once between this certificate and other degrees and certificates on campus, but no more than 9 credits can be shared between the Certificate in Hawaiian Culture and any single one of the following: the Hawaiian Studies B.A., the Certificate in Hawaiian Language, the Certificate in Multidisciplinary Hawaiian Studies.

Upon agreement between Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani and I Ola Hāloa at Hawaiʻi Community College (Hawaiʻi CC), up to six semester hours in courses at the 100 level and above taken in the Hawaiʻi CC Hawaiʻi Lifestyles Degree Program may be applied. Students should speak to a Hawaiian Studies advisor about the process for receiving permission to apply such courses to this certificate and for enrolling in such courses.