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The Liberal Arts program combines studies that develop general intellectual capacities, such as reason or judgment, rather than specific professional, vocational, or technical capacities. These studies encourage students to think clearly and creatively, to seek and assess information, to communicate effectively, to take pleasure in learning, to learn to adapt to change, and to live more consciously, responsibly, and humanely.

 

 

Associate in Arts Degree in Hawaiian Studies: 60 credits

 

General Educations Requirements  15
ENG 100 Composition I (3)

Oral Communication (One of the following) [3]
SP 151 Personal and Public Speech (3)

SP 185  Intercultural Communication (3)

SP 251  Principles of Effective Public Speaking  (DA)  3

One of the following  3
MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics   (3)
MATH 103 College Algebra   (3)
MATH 112 Mathematics for Educators II   (3)
MATH 140 Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry   (3)
MATH 205 Calculus I   (4)
MATH 206 Calculus II)  (4)
PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic (3)

or any FS designated course

Two of the following  6
HIST 151 World Civilizations I   (3)
HIST 152 World Civilizations II   (3)

REL 150 Introduction to the World’s Major Religions (3)

Literature, Arts, and Humanities (Two of the three courses, 6 credits, must be taken from different designations) 9

Humanities (DH):

HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
HIST 284K History of Kaua‘i (3)

HWST 111 The Hawaiian ‘Ohana (3)
HWST 281 Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather Relating to Polynesian Voyaging (3)
HWST 290 Rediscovering Polynesian Connections (3)
REL 205 Understanding Hawaiian Religion (3)


Literature (DL):
ENG 261 Literature of the Pacific (3)
HAW 261 Hawaiian Literature in English(3)

Arts (DA):
HWST 128 Hula and Chant (3)
HWST 177 Hawaiian Music in Transition (3)

 

3 credits from the biological sciences (DB) area, 3 credits from the physical sciences (DP) area,

and 1 course from the science laboratory/field trip (DY) 7

Biological Sciences (DB):

BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (3)

BIOL 123 Introduction to Science: Hawaiian Environment (3)

BIOL 208 Field Biology: Island Ecosystems (3)

Physical Sciences (DP):
ASTR 110 Survey of Astronomy (3)
OCN 120 Global Environmental Challenges (3)
OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3)

Science Laboratory/Field Trip (DY):
BIOL 123L Introduction to Science Laboratory: Hawaiian Environment (1)
BOT 130L Plants in the Hawaiian Environment Laboratory (1)

Social Sciences: Must be from two different disciplines 6
Social Sciences (DS):

ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH 220 Prehistory of Hawai‘i (3)
BOT 105 Ethnobotany (3)

Hawaiian Studies Core Requirements 14

HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I 4
HAW 102 Elementary Hawaiian II 4
HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific 3
HWST 270 Being proposed 3

Electives (Choose a minimum of 9 credits from the
following. Courses may come from one topic area or a combination of topics) 9

Culture, History, and Arts:

HAW 261 Hawaiian Literature in English (3)

HWST 111 The Hawaiian ‘Ohana (3)

HWST 128 Hula and Chant (3)

HWST 199V Special Studies (variable)

HWST 290 Rediscovering Polynesian Connections (3)

HWST 299V Special Studies (variable)
HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3)
HIST 284K History of Kaua‘i (3)
REL 205 Understanding Hawaiian Religion (3)


Hawaiian Environment:

BIOL 123 Introduction to Science: Hawaiian Environment (3)
BIOL 123L Introduction to Science Laboratory: Hawaiian Environment (1)

:BOT 105 Ethnobotany (3)

BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (3)
BOT 130L Plants in the Hawaiian Environment Laboratory (1)

HWST 251 Mahi‘ai Kalo (Taro Cultivation) (3)

HWST 281 Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather Relating to Polynesian Voyaging (3)

HWST 285 Hawaiian Medicinal Herbs I: La‘au Lapa‘au (4)
HWST 295 Hawaiian Medicinal Herbs II:  La‘au Lapa‘au (3)

‘Olelo
HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I (4)
HAW 202 Intermediate Hawaiian II (4)
HAW 221 Introduction to Hawaiian Conversation (3)
HAW 222 Introduction to Hawaiian Composition (3)
HAW 262 Survey of Hawaiian Writings (3)



Graduation Requirements:
*Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues (HAP) course:
At least one (1) course must be completed for graduation.

*Writing Intensive (WI): At least two (2) WI course must be
completed for graduation.

 

TOTAL 60

 

 

 
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