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Hawaiian Studies With an Emphasis on Hula (AA-HWST)

A two-year Baccalaureate direct transfer liberal arts degree consisting of at least 62 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels. The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies with an Emphasis on Hula is designed for students who are preparing themselves to transfer to a four year college or university and who have an interest in achieving a qualification that would be beneficial in the workforce or other areas of study where a foundational knowledge of the Native Hawaiian host culture can complement their worldview.

General Information

Students interested in transferring into the AA-HWST program are encouraged to meet with a Counselor:

Native Hawaiian Program Counselor
Melanie Marciel (808) 934-2607

Halaulani Transfer and Career Guidance Counselor
Kanoe Lambert (808) 934-2613

Counseling Office (808) 934-2720

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:
  • Describe aboriginal Hawaiian linguistic, cultural, historical, and political concepts.
  • Apply aboriginal Hawaiian concepts, knowledge, and methods to the areas of science, humanities, arts, and social sciences, in academics and in other professional endeavors.
  • Engage, articulate, and analyze topics relevant to the aboriginal Hawaiian community using college-level research and writing methods.
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Contact Information
Hawaiʻi Community College
Hawaiian Studies
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091