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Hawaii: History And Culture

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This is a survey course in the history of Hawai‘i from Polynesian origins to contemporary multicultural society. This course traces the impact of major events, historical figures, and cultures on the development of Hawai‘i and considers the Hawai‘ian response to these forces.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Hawai‘i: Territory to Statehood

    • Identify significant events surrounding the establishment of Hawai‘i as a U.S. territory.
    • Explain the role of Hawai‘i’s geographic location to U.S. military and international relations.
    • Describe the political and economic effects of statehood on Hawai‘i.
    • Explain the significance of World War II in Hawai‘ian history.

    The Hawai‘ian Renaissance

    • Describe the origins of the Hawai‘ian Renaissance.
    • Explain the importance of preserving Hawai‘i’s heritage and culture.
    • Describe the future of Hawai‘i with regard to issues of development, population density, its economy, and the environment.

    Western Influences Begin

    • Describe the rise of the Kamehameha dynasty.
    • Describe the history and undertakings of Captain Cook in Hawai‘i.
    • Discuss the influence of the Western missionaries, whalers, traders, and merchants on the economy of Hawai‘i during the 1800s.

    Polynesian Roots

    • Describe the origins and migrations of early Polynesians.
    • Discuss the evolution of native Hawai‘ian society.
    • Identify mythological foundations and the worldview of the native Hawai‘ian culture.
    • Explain the meaning of native Hawai‘ian cultural values.

    Plantation and the Decline of the Monarchy

    • Explain the connection between King Kalakaua’s reign and the rise of sugar plantations in Hawai‘i.
    • Describe the emergence of the Big Five businesses in the late 1800s to the early 1900s.
    • Explain the abdication of Queen Lili‘uokalani.
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