Hawaiian and Pacific Studies Minor
Program Advisors: Dr. Richard Bordner, Dr. Frank Bailey, Dr. Elizabeth Lockard, Dr. Gail Grabowsky
The Hawaiian and Pacific Studies minor creates a learning environment that contextualizes major studies within the contemporary Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultural, political, environmental values.
Courses in Hawaiian and Pacific Studies cover a wide range of disciplines and are designed to take advantage of Chaminade’s unique position located here in the middle of the Pacific by providing the student with a better understanding of this dynamic, diverse and increasingly influential region.
Basic Hawaiian Conversation and Grammar II
*or fluency in a Pacific Islander language other than English
12 credits in the following:
Contemporary Peoples of Hawaii
Cultures of Oceania
Modern Pacific Literature
Geography of Tourism
HI 450/ POL 451
Pre-Modern Hawaii HI/ Modern Hawaii
Pacific Islands in the Pre-Modern Era
Pacific islands in the Modern Era
Hawaiian Oral and Religious Traditions
Upon successful conclusion of this minor, student will be able to:
Compare and contrast the diversity and value of the different cultures found here in Hawaii, and throughout the Pacific
Contextualize the influence and importance of the student’s own culture in relationship to the importance of the other cultures found in the region
Analyze the growing economic, political, and social influence of this region in an increasing global community
Apply the Marianist characteristic of service, justice, and peace through service-oriented activities in the courses and in extracurricular activities.