Hawaiian Studies (HWST)
School of Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies
HWST 107 Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3) An introduction to the unique aspects of the native point of view in Hawai'i and in the larger Pacific with regards to origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and modern issues. AH2
HWST 107A Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3) An introduction to the unique aspects of the native point of view in Hawai'i and in the larger Pacific with regards to origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and modern issues. AH2
HWST 270 Hawaiian Mythology (3) Survey of gods, 'aumakua, kupua, mythical heroes, heroines, and their kino lau as the basis of traditional Hawaiian metaphor. Pre: HWST 107 or HAW 102.
HWST 281 Ho'okele I: Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather (3) An introduction to Hawaiian views of astronomy and weather, required as preparation for sailing Hokule'a in following semester. Restricted to majors. Repeatable once. Pre: 107 or consent.
HWST 281L Ho'okele I Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Stargazing laboratory to accompany 281. Pre: 281 or concurrent.
HWST 282 Ho'okele II: Hawaiian Navigation (3) Hawaiian canoe design, navigation, sailing dynamics for double hulled canoes, and sail planning. Restricted to majors. Repeatable once. Pre: 281 or consent.
HWST 282L Ho'okele II Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Sailing laboratory on double hulled canoe to accompany 282. Pre: 282 or concurrent.
HWST 301 Perspectives in Hawaiian Studies (3) Interdisciplinary lectures and discussions examining traditional and contemporary experiences in Hawaiian society and setting; resources, methods, and techniques. Pre: HAW 202 or consent.
HWST 341 Hawaiian Genealogies (3) Survey of major Hawaiian chiefly lineages from the four main islands: Hawai'i, Maui, O'ahu and Kaua'i. Political history from the Kumulipo to Western contact. Pre: HAW 202.
HWST 342 Chiefs of Post-Contact Hawai'i (3) Survey of Hawaiian chiefs from 1778 to the present, including genealogy, political function, and historical impact. Pre: 107, 341, or HAW 201.
HWST 343 Myths of Hawaiian History (3) Thematic exploration of some common myths of Hawaiian history, including infanticide, slavery, feudalism, constant warfare, human sacrifice, and a limited pre-contact population, to determine the role of myth making in perceptions of Hawaiian history. Pre: junior standing or consent.
HWST 362 Pana O'ahu: Famous Place Names (3) A survey of the famous place names in each 'ahupua'a of O'ahu, including accounts of mythical heroes, heiau, fishponds, wind, rain names, and their metaphoric value in Hawaiian literature. Pre: 107, 270, or GEOG 101; and HAW 202.
HWST 390 Issues in Modern Hawai'i (3) Cultural and political aspects of the current Hawaiian movement; historical colonization; conflicts over tourism, the military, and agriculture; forms of native self-determination. Pre: junior standing or consent.
HWST 440 Mahele Land Awards (3) Practical guide to the researching of land awards and change in title for a single 'ahupua'a, 1848 to present. Focus on field trips. Pre: 342.
HWST 445 Hawaiian Institutions (3) Comprehensive analysis of institutions like Bishop Estate/Kamehameha Schools, OHA, Lili'uokalani Trust, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and The Queen's Hospital. Pre: 342.
HWST 490 Senior Seminar in Hawaiian Studies (3) Critical examination of existing research; individual or team development, execution, and evaluation of selected projects. Pre: senior major in Hawaiian studies or consent.
HWST 499 Directed Reading/Research (V) Individual reading/research. Pre: 301, two upper division Hawai'i-related courses, and consent.
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