Aloha kākou! Hawaiʻi is the 8-island chain in the pacific, home to some of the greatest voyagers in the world and to a reviving culture today. This course is an introduction to everything Hawaiʻi.
Over the course of the semester, students will be exposed to various cultural practices, foods, learn about the history of Hawaiʻi, speak some introductory level language, discuss colonization, understand the concepts of Aloha ʻĀina, think critically about current issues, and have LOTS of fun.
We’ll discuss important issues, debunk the typical Hawaiian stereotypes, and focus on a Hawaiian mindset. This class is designed to bring insight to the Hawaiian perspective and spark critical thinking for conversation about current issues. The goal of this course is to understand Hawaiian culture, what Hawaiians stand for, and discuss how Hawaiʻi is still undergoing colonization.
Since this is a 1-2 Unit and Pass/No Pass course, attendance is mandatory with a maximum of two absences (unless otherwise discussed with the instructor) and grades will be based on class participation (discussion and activities), short reflections, and other writing/ research assignments. Short articles will occasionally be given for homework and class discussion. A 1-2 page thesis paper will be given at the end of the course.
For 2 units, additional research about Hawaiian culture, current events, and other topics following the syllabus will be shown in a bi-weekly report/ reflection. The goal of this additional research & reflection is to encourage the student to seek out information, form their own opinion, and become passionate about it.
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