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Effective Fall 2015 for New Undergraduate Majors

Hawaiʻinuiākea will be implementing school requirements for all undergraduate majors of Hawaiʻinuiākea (HAW, HWST, double, and concurrent majors) who declare on or after Fall 2015.

The 15 credits of school required coursework come from both Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, represent the foundation of our field of Hawaiian knowledge, and also fulfill Undergraduate General Education requirements of the university. As a result, Kamakakūokalani and Kawaihuelani are implementing changes to their major requirements that will also be effective Fall 2015.

Majors who
declare on or
after Fall 2015

Majors who
declare prior
to Fall 2015

Students pursuing a
Minor or Certificate
in Hawaiian

These new requirements
(school and major) will
apply to you.
You may CHOOSE to follow
the new requirements OR
those that were outlined in
the course catalog for the
academic year you originally
declared as a major.
These new school
requirements do
NOT apply to you.

See your Academic Advisor to find out how these changes might affect you.

Rationale

There are many reasons that these changes make sense for our school, our faculty, and our students: it sends a message that we are one school made up of two academic units that together make up the depth and breadth of Hawaiian knowledge at UH Mānoa; it sends a message that ʻike and ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian studies and language) are integrally linked and essential to success in both majors; it encourages more collaboration among our faculty and students; and it communicates to our majors which foundational skills and areas of knowledge they need to be competent in by the time they graduate so that they can contribute to the fulfillment of Hawaiʻinuiākea’s mission to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge for the benefit of our community. But probably most importantly, these new school requirements are a reflection of how we think about Hawaiian knowledge as a discipline as well as how we understand the words of our kūpuna that serve as the motto of our school: “Ua lehulehu a manomano ka ʻikena a ka Hawaiʻi. Great and numerous is the knowledge of the Hawaiians” (Pukui, 1983, p. 309).

 

*Please see below the specific school and major requirements for both Hawaiian and Hawaiian Studies that will become effective Fall 2015.*

The changes to the major requirements are underlined below.

BA Degree in Hawaiian

Students pursuing a BA in Hawaiian must complete 120 non-repeated credit hours, including the General Education Requirements, Hawaiʻinuiākea undergraduate school requirements, and Hawaiian major requirements.

School Requirements – Effective Fall 2015

In addition to completing major requirements, all undergraduate majors of Hawaiʻinuiākea (HAW, HWST, double, and concurrent majors) must complete the following 15 credits of school required coursework from both Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language that represent the foundation of our field of Hawaiian knowledge and also fulfill General Educational Requirements of the university. These school requirements do not apply to students pursuing a minor or certificate in Hawaiian.

  • HWST 107, 270 and HAW 100, 301, 302 with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

HAW Major Requirements – Effective Fall 2015

GPA of 2.0 in all UH Mānoa registered credit hours, 33 credit hours above HAW 202 with a GPA of 3.0 or better, including:

  • 24 core credits:
      • HAW 321, 331, 332, 401, 402, 433, and 452
      • 1 course (3 credits) from this list of mele (poetry, song, dance, chant) courses: HAW 383, 384, 427, 483, 484
  • 9 elective credits: HAW 345, 373, 383, 384, 425, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 435B, 435C, 445, 454, 462B, 462C, 462D, 463, 466, 470, 483, 484, 485, 486, 488, 490, and 499
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours from HAW 284 MAO 102, SAM 102, TAHT 104, MUS 312, MUS 412, SLS 430, LING 445 may be counted toward the electives
  • If majors choose to take a repeatable HAW class for a second time (HAW 321, 345, 383, 433, 470, 485, 486, 499), the highest grade and credits will be counted toward the major while the lower grade and credits will only count toward their UH electives, NOT the major.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all Hawaiian Language courses that serve as prerequisites for other Hawaiian Language courses. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be permitted to register for the next level of Hawaiian Language.

For Hawaiian Language majors, a grade of B- or better is required for 300-400 level Hawaiian courses counted toward the Hawaiian Language major.

BA Degree in Hawaiian Studies

Students pursuing a BA in Hawaiian Studies must complete 120 non-repeated credit hours, including the General Education Requirements, Hawaiʻinuiākea undergraduate school requirements and Hawaiian Studies major requirements.

School Requirements – Effective Fall 2015

In addition to completing major requirements, all undergraduate majors of Hawaiʻinuiākea (HAW, HWST, double, and concurrent majors) must complete the following 15 credits of school required coursework from both Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language that represent the foundation of our field of Hawaiian knowledge and also fulfill General Educational Requirements of the university. These school requirements do not apply to students pursuing a minor or certificate in Hawaiian.

  • HWST 107, 270 and HAW 100, 301, 302 with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

HWST Major Requirements – Effective Fall 2015

GPA of 2.0 in all UH Mānoa registered credit hours, GPA of 3.0 in all courses for the major.

  • Total of 29 credit hours, including:
  • 17 credit hours in the following required courses:
    • HWST 207 or 281 or 285 or 351
    • HWST 222 or 224 or 225 or 372 or 478
    • HWST 341
    • HWST 342
    • HWST 343 or 390 or 490
    • Senior Capstone (2 credits)
  • 12 credit hours of approved courses in ONE of these areas of concentration*.
    • Hālau o Laka: Native Hawaiian Creative Expression
    • Kūkulu Aupuni: Envisioning the Nation
    • Kumu Kahiki: Comparative Hawaiʻinuiākea and Indigenous Studies
    • Mālama ʻĀina: Hawaiian Perspectives on Resource Management
    • Moʻolelo ʻŌiwi: Native History and Literature

 

 

 

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