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Hawai‘i Life Styles (ASC-HLS)

Ua lehulehu a manomano ka 'ikena a ka Hawai'i

Great and numerous is the knowledge of theHawaiians. -'Ōlelo No'eau 2814

The Hawai'i Life Styles ASC provides an engaging foundation for students interested in exploring and experiencing Hawaiian cultural traditions. Learners may specialize in the Subject Certificate while fulfilling the program requirements for any major at Hawai'i CC.

Program Location: Hilo, Pālamanui (Kona)
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To earn this degree, students must:
1. Credits Required: A minimum of 12 credits is required to receive the ASC-HLS.
2. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed at Hawai'i CC.
3. Minimum GPA Required: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.

Core Requirements (8 credits)
Required (3 credits)
HWST 100- Piko Hawai'i
Choose from the following (5 credits)
HWST 101 (3 credits)
HWST 102 (3 credits)
HWST 103- Hawai'i Art Culture (1 credit)
HWST 105 (3 credits)
HWST 106 (3 credits)
HWST 107- Hawai'i: Center of the Pacific (3 credits)
HWST 130- Hula I: 'Aiha'a (3 credits)
HWST 131- Hula II: 'Ölapa (3 credits)
HWST 140 (3 credits)
HWST 141
HWST 150 (3 credits)
HWST 151 (3 credits)
HWST 201 (3 credits)
HWST 204 (3 credits)
HWST 206 (3 credits)
HWST 219 (3 credits)
HWST 270 (3 credits)

Hawaiian Language Requirements (4 credits)
HAW 101- Elementary Hawai'i Language I (4 credits)
HAW 102- Elementary Hawai'i Language II (4 credits)
HAW 201- Intermediate Hawai'i Language I (4 credits)
HAW 202- Intermediate Hawai'i Language II (4 credits)
Total: 12 credits

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

  • Communicate Effectively - Speak and write to communicate information and ideas in academic settings.
  • Think Critically - Retrieve, read, and utilize information and synthesize, analyze and evaluate that information to gain understanding and make informed decisions.
  • Reason Quantitatively - Use quantitative, logical and symbolic reasoning to address theoretical and real-world problems.
  • Apply Areas of Knowledge - Utilize methods, perspectives and content of selected disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
  • Engage as Global Citizens - Demonstrate awareness of the relationship between self, community and the environment, respecting cultural diversity and an understanding of ethical behavior.
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