Ka Papahana Laepua (B.A.)

The B.A. Undergraduate Program

Ma ka liʻiliʻi loa, he 120 ʻai ke koina no ka puka ʻana me ke kekelā B.A. Ma hope o kona hoʻoholo ʻana i kāna koho kilo, e pono ka mēkia e puka ma nā hola ʻai he 43. He 23 hola ʻai ko ka maina, a he 24 i ka 26 hola ʻai ko nā palapala hōʻoia. E pono ke kaha "C" a ʻoi ma nā hola ʻai a pau.

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required for the B.A. degree. Majors must fulfill 43 credits and may choose to emphasize either of the two primary options of the program. The minor requires 23 semester hours. Certificates require from 24 to 26 semester hours. All semester hours must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Ka Mēkia Ha‘awina Hawai‘i

The Hawaiian Studies Major

43 ‘ai
43 semester hours
Option I (Continuing the Culture)
Option I (Continuing the Culture)
1. Required courses (25 semester hours)
  • HAW 303-304 (8) - Third-Level Hawaiian
  • HAW 403-404 (8) - Fourth-Level Hawaiian
  • HWST 205 (2) - Hawaiian Music in Action
  • HWST 305 (1) - Hana No‘eau
  • HWST 497 (3) - Hawaiian Studies Seminar
  • HWST 111 (3) - The Hawaiian ‘Ohana OR
    HWST 211 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnobotany OR
    HWST 213 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnozoology
1. Required courses (25 semester hours)
  • HAW 303-304 (8) - Third-Level Hawaiian
  • HAW 403-404 (8) - Fourth-Level Hawaiian
  • HWST 205 (2) - Hawaiian Music in Action
  • HWST 305 (1) - Hana No‘eau
  • HWST 497 (3) - Hawaiian Studies Seminar
  • HWST 111 (3) - The Hawaiian ‘Ohana OR
    HWST 211 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnobotany OR
    HWST 213 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnozoology
2. Electives (18 semester hours)
2. Electives (18 semester hours)
12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B):
12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B):
(A) Language Emphasis
  • HAW/LING 453 (3) - Hawaiian Phonetics and Phonology
  • HAW/LING 454 (3) - Hawaiian Morphology and Syntax
  • HAW/LING 455 (3) - Hawaiian: A Polynesian Language
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawai‘i
  • HWST 462 (3) - Haku Mele
(B) Performing Arts Emphasis
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawai‘i
  • HWST 462 (3) - Haku Mele
  • HWST 471 (3) - Mele ‘Auana
  • HWST 472 (3) - Hula ‘Auana
  • HWST 473 (3) - Oli/Mele Kahiko
  • HWST 474 (3) - Hula Kahiko
PLUS 6 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400- level HAW or HWST course
(A) Language Emphasis
  • HAW/LING 453 (3) - Hawaiian Phonetics and Phonology
  • HAW/LING 454 (3) - Hawaiian Morphology and Syntax
  • HAW/LING 455 (3) - Hawaiian: A Polynesian Language
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawai‘i
  • HWST 462 (3) - Haku Mele
(B) Performing Arts Emphasis
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawai‘i
  • HWST 462 (3) - Haku Mele
  • HWST 471 (3) - Mele ‘Auana
  • HWST 472 (3) - Hula ‘Auana
  • HWST 473 (3) - Oli/Mele Kahiko
  • HWST 474 (3) - Hula Kahiko
PLUS 6 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400- level HAW or HWST course
Option II (Monitoring the Culture)
Option II (Monitoring the Culture)
1. Required courses (25 semester hours)
1. Required courses (25 semester hours)
  • HAW 303-304 (8) - Third-Level Hawaiian
  • HAW 403-404 (8) - Fourth-Level Hawaiian
  • HWST 111 (3) - The Hawaiian ‘Ohana
  • HWST 205 (2) - Hawaiian Music in Action
  • HWST 305 (1) - Hana No‘eau
  • HWST 497 (3) - Hawaiian Studies Seminar
  • HAW 303-304 (8) - Third-Level Hawaiian
  • HAW 403-404 (8) - Fourth-Level Hawaiian
  • HWST 111 (3) - The Hawaiian ‘Ohana
  • HWST 205 (2) - Hawaiian Music in Action
  • HWST 305 (1) - Hana No‘eau
  • HWST 497 (3) - Hawaiian Studies Seminar
2. Electives (18 semester hours)
2. Electives (18 semester hours)
12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B) below, at least 9 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Special topics courses pertaining to Hawai’i also may be counted as electives, if permission is obtained from the department head.
12 semester hours selected from either (A) or (B) below, at least 9 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Special topics courses pertaining to Hawai’i also may be counted as electives, if permission is obtained from the department head.
(A) Social Environment
  • ANTH/ENG/LING 347 (3) - Pidgins and Creoles
  • ANTH 357 (3) - Change in the Pacific
  • ANTH 385 (3) - Hawaiian and Pacific Prehistory
  • ANTH 386 (3) - Hawaiian Culture before 1819
  • ANTH 387 (3) - Modern Hawaiian Culture (1819 to present)
  • ECON 330 (3) - Hawaiian Economy
  • ENG 323 (3) - Literature of Hawaii
  • ENG 430 (3) - Pacific Islands Literature
  • HWST/MUS 175 (3) - Introduction to the Music of Polynesia
  • HAW/MUS 176 (3) - The History and Development of Hawaiian Music
  • HIST 274 (3) - History of Hawai‘i
  • HIST 316 (3) - Pacific History I
  • HIST 317 (3) - Pacific History II
  • HIST 332 (3) - Hawaiian Kingdom
  • HIST 333 (3) - Twentieth Century Hawai’i
  • KANT 486 (3) - Mo’omeheu HawaiʻI Kuʻuna
  • POLS 337 (3) - Politics of Hawai‘i
  • SOC 370 (3) - Political Economy of Hawaiʻi
(A) Social Environment
  • ANTH/ENG/LING 347 (3) - Pidgins and Creoles
  • ANTH 357 (3) - Change in the Pacific
  • ANTH 385 (3) - Hawaiian and Pacific Prehistory
  • ANTH 386 (3) - Hawaiian Culture before 1819
  • ANTH 387 (3) - Modern Hawaiian Culture (1819 to present)
  • ECON 330 (3) - Hawaiian Economy
  • ENG 323 (3) - Literature of Hawaii
  • ENG 430 (3) - Pacific Islands Literature
  • HWST/MUS 175 (3) - Introduction to the Music of Polynesia
  • HAW/MUS 176 (3) - The History and Development of Hawaiian Music
  • HIST 274 (3) - History of Hawai‘i
  • HIST 316 (3) - Pacific History I
  • HIST 317 (3) - Pacific History II
  • HIST 332 (3) - Hawaiian Kingdom
  • HIST 333 (3) - Twentieth Century Hawai’i
  • KANT 486 (3) - Mo’omeheu HawaiʻI Kuʻuna
  • POLS 337 (3) - Politics of Hawai‘i
  • SOC 370 (3) - Political Economy of Hawaiʻi
(B) Natural Setting
  • AG 194 (1) - Focus on Agriculture
  • ASTR/ANTH 220 (3) - Archaeoastronomy
  • BIOL 156 (3) - Natural History and Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands
  • BIOL 156L (1) - Natural History Field Trips
  • BIOL 160 (3) - Identification of Tropical Plants
  • BIOL/MARE 171L (1) - Marine Biology Lab
  • GEOG/PHYS 120 (3) - Weather and Climate of Hawai‘i
  • GEOG 332 (3) - Geography of the Hawaiian Islands
  • GEOL 205 (3) - Geology of the Hawaiian Islands
  • HWST 211 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnobotany
  • HWST 213 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnozoology
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawaiʻi
  • MARE 190 (2) - Hawaiian Marine Field Experience
  • MARE 201L (2) - Oceanography Lab
  • MARE 325 (3) - Coral Reef Ecology (Hawaiian & Global Reefs)
  • MARE/BIOL 371L (1) - Biology of Marine Invertebrates Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
  • MARE 372L (1) - Biology of Marine Plants Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
  • MARE/BIOL 384L (1) - Biology of Marine Fishes Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
PLUS 6 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400-level HAW or HWST course
(B) Natural Setting
  • AG 194 (1) - Focus on Agriculture
  • ASTR/ANTH 220 (3) - Archaeoastronomy
  • BIOL 156 (3) - Natural History and Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands
  • BIOL 156L (1) - Natural History Field Trips
  • BIOL 160 (3) - Identification of Tropical Plants
  • BIOL/MARE 171L (1) - Marine Biology Lab
  • GEOG/PHYS 120 (3) - Weather and Climate of Hawai‘i
  • GEOG 332 (3) - Geography of the Hawaiian Islands
  • GEOL 205 (3) - Geology of the Hawaiian Islands
  • HWST 211 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnobotany
  • HWST 213 (3) - Hawaiian Ethnozoology
  • HWST 461 (3) - Pana Hawaiʻi
  • MARE 190 (2) - Hawaiian Marine Field Experience
  • MARE 201L (2) - Oceanography Lab
  • MARE 325 (3) - Coral Reef Ecology (Hawaiian & Global Reefs)
  • MARE/BIOL 371L (1) - Biology of Marine Invertebrates Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
  • MARE 372L (1) - Biology of Marine Plants Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
  • MARE/BIOL 384L (1) - Biology of Marine Fishes Lab (Hawaiian Forms)
PLUS 6 semester hours taken from any 300- or 400-level HAW or HWST course

In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hawaiian Studies, students must not only fulfill the requirements above for the major but also meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the chapter entitled Baccalaureate Degree Requirements of this Catalog.) Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered, information that is available for each course in the listing at the back of this Catalog. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.

In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hawaiian Studies, students must not only fulfill the requirements above for the major but also meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the chapter entitled Baccalaureate Degree Requirements of this Catalog.) Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered, information that is available for each course in the listing at the back of this Catalog. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.