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Faculty


Chair

  • Tevita 'O. Ka'ili, Chair (tevita.kaili@byuh.edu)
    MFB 214, (808) 675-3692
    Sociocultural Anthropology (2005) B.S. 1993, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; B.S. 1996, University of Utah; M.S.W. 1998, University of Washington; M.A. 2003, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2008, University of Washington.

Professor

  • Beus, Yifen; Comparative Literature (2000) B.A. 1987, National Chengchi University; M.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2000, Indiana University.
  • Chen, Chiung Hwang; Mass Communications (2001) B.A. 1985, World College of Journalism, Taipei; B.A. 1991, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 1994, University of Iowa; Ph.D. 2000, University of Iowa.
  • Compton, D. Chad; Organizational Communications (1992) B.A. 1979, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1982, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 1987, Ohio University.
  • McArthur, Phillip H.; Folkloristics (1995) B.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1989, Indiana University; Ph.D. 1995, Indiana University.
  • Richardson, Timothy W.; Foreign Language Education (2001) B.A. 1975, Brigham Young University; M.P.A. 1977, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 1998, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Stout, Daniel (2013) B.A. 1979, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1985, University of Georgia; Ph.D. 1993, Rutgers University.

Associate Professors

  • Beus, David; Comparative Literature (2000) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1994, University of North Carolina; Ph.D. 2002, University of North Carolina.
  • Fermantez, Kali; (2009) B.A. 1997, Brigham Young University—Hawaii; M.A. 1999, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2007, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Ford, Chad; International Law (2005) B.A. 1995, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.S. 2000, George Mason University; J.D. 2000, Georgetown University.  
  • Ka'ili, Tevita; Sociocultural Anthropology (2005) B.S. 1993, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; B.S. 1996, University of Utah; M.S.W. 1998, University of Washington; M.A. 2003, University of Washington; Ph.D. 2008, University of Washington.
  • Wesley, Hiagi M.; (2006) M.Ed. in Educational Administration 1977, Brigham Young University; Ed.D. 1987, Brigham Young University

Assistant Professors

  • Housman, April Alohalani (2016) B.S. 1982, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; B.S. 2000, University of Hawaii at Hilo; M.Ed. 2003, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
  • Kajiyama, Katsuhiro; Japanese (1969) B.A. 1967, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1969, Brigham Young University.
  • Walk, Richard K. Kamoa'elehua (1996) B.S. 1987, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 2001, University of Hawaii-Manoa.

 Affiliated Faculty Members:

  • Christiansen, AnnaMarie (2003) B.A. 1992, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 1996, University of Hawaii; D.A. 2003, Idaho State University.
  • Han, Hsiao Ming (Sherman); English (1980) B.A. 1973, Tamkang University; M.A. 1974, Central Missouri State University; Ph.D. 1980, Brigham Young University.
  • Ram, Rosalind Meno (1994) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.L.S. 1993, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Tueller, James B. (1997) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1991, Columbia University; M.Phil. 1993, Columbia University; Ph.D. 1997, Columbia University.
  • Walker, Isaiah (2006) B.A. 1997, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 2000, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D. 2006, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Special Instructors

  • Bayclayon, Keoki; Hawaiian Cultures & Languages, B.A. 2009, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. 2012, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Bybee, Juanita; French, B.A. 2004, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Compton, Cynthia (1992) B.A. 1988, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1990, University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D. 2006, Brigham Young University.
  • Eldridge, Kaluhialoha; Hawaiian Cultures & Languages, B.A. 2004, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. 2014, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Falevai, Zoia; Pacific Island Studies, B.A. 2004, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.L.I.Sc 2013, University of Hawaii-Manoa.
  • Fitzgerald, Seamus; Maori Language, B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.P. 2002, Massey University-New Zealand.
  • Galea'i, Shannon; Pacific Island Studies, B.A. 2001, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Ika, Freddie; Pacific Island Studies, B.S.W. 2011, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S.W. 2012, Hawaii Pacific University.
  • Lee, Keri; American Sign Language, (2008) B.S.E. 2005, University of Arizona.
  • Manoa, Roy Kaipo; Hawaiian Cultures & Languages, P.C.C. Hawaiian Village Cultural Expert & Presenter.
  • Mapu, Maryann;Samoan Language, B.S. 1997, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 1999, University of Phoenix.
  • McArthur, Elaine; Spanish, (1995) B.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; Post Graduate Certificate, Applied Linguistics, 1991, Indiana University.
  • Miller, Kela; Hawaiian Cultures & Languages 
  • Pane'e, Terry; Hawaiian Cultures & Languages, B.S. 1987, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Pasi, Amelia; Tongan Language, B.A. 1975, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 2005, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Payne, Zachary; Spanish, B.A. University of Utah; M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D 2015, Complutense University-Madrid.
  • Pere, Jared; Pacific Island Studies, AutoCAD Training 1991, Kapiolani Community College; AutoCAD Training 1992, Honolulu Community College.
  • Reid, Rowena; Samoan Language, B.S. 1976, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S. 1981, Oregon State University; EdD. 2016, University of Southern California.
  • Spring, Colleen; Humanities, (1993) B.A. 1982, Brigham Young University.
  • Tovey, Shirley; French, (2004) B.A. 2001, Brigham Young University–Hawaii.
  • Walker, Rebekah; Cultural Anthropology, (2006) B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 2015, University of California Santa Barbara.

Emeritus Faculty

  • Jonassen, Jon Tikivanotau M. (1993)
  • Stanton, Max (1971-2006)
  • Ward, Kathy (1984-2006)

Advisors

     MCK 173, (808) 675-4706
     International Cultural Studies

 

     ACR 136, (808) 675-4713
     Hawaiian Studies and Pacific Island Studies

The Discipline


The Department of Cultures and Languages is an interdisciplinary department that seeks to critically examine theories, practices, structures, and politics of cultures and languages, and the development of intercultural and linguistic competence. This includes cultures and languages that are indigenous, local, and global. As a department, it strives to create academic synergy within diverse and related disciplines such as Indigenous/Native Studies, Cultural Studies, Area Studies, and Languages. The department includes major programs in Hawaiian Studies, International Culture Studies (Communication, Humanities, Cultural Anthropology, Peacebuilding), and Pacific Islands Studies.  The department also offers a wide-range of studies in Pacific (Hawaiian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan), Asian (Chinese, Japanese) and Romance (French, Spanish) languages, an Asian Studies minor, and carefully selected professional certificates.  The Department is inclusive of the identities and worldviews of the various disciplines and languages. It draws on the common intellectual ancestors, histories, epistemologies, theories, pedagogies, and research methodologies of the disciplines within the department. It incorporates the unity of the disciplines and respects their diversity. 

 

Hawaiian Studies

The mission of the Hawaiian Studies program is to provide the kahua (foundation) which connects the University with our kupuna (ancestors) of the ʻāina (land) of Lāʻie and Hawaiʻi.  Additionally to support and complement the goals of the University through its program in language and culture, which include art, music, history, hula and chant.  The curriculum of the Hawaiian Studies program teach kuleana (stewardship) for ka ʻāina (the land), through utilizing our beloved Kahuaola and its loʻi (taro patch).  In addition, students will learn kuleana for ke kai (the sea) through our beautiful 57 foot waʻakaulua (double hull voyaging canoe) Iosepa.  The Hawaiian Studies curriculum stimulates creativity, intellectual growth, and performance skills with critical thinking, producing individuals who are prepared for family, community, and church service.  Students will be prepared to function successfully in a chosen profession as individuals who are equipped for problem-solving and shared decision-making through open communication in the contemporary global environment. Furthermore, the Hawaiian Studies program prepares students to be fluent in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language).  Students will be able to use ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi socially as well as professionally.

 

International Cultural Studies

The International Cultural Studies (ICS) major represents an interdisciplinary program that brings together the fields of Anthropology, CommunicationsHumanities, and Peacebuilding. In addition to stressing a variety of contemporary cultural systems and theories, the major also includes a range of historical considerations concerning cultural forms and global social forces. The major draws upon the expertise of faculty whose primary interests lie in the study of international relations in an international environment.

 

B.A. Pacific Island Studies

Pacific Islands Studies is an interdisciplinary major. It focuses on current issues of the lands and peoples of the Pacific Islands region. It offers students the opportunity to learn skills in critical thinking, oral presentation and research writing while understanding the Pacific Islands in both a regional and global setting. Students of Pacific Islands Studies are able to continue graduate study or enter the work force in a variety of areas, where an intimate knowledge of Pacific issues can be an advantage. This is especially enhanced when the student takes a minor in another discipline.

 

Career Opportunities


The major will provide a rigorous pre-professional degree to prepare students for graduate school in law, business and public administration, diplomacy, public relations, development, as well as academic programs. As a terminal degree the program will prepare highly desirable and competent professional consultants, business and government administration, teachers, writers in fields and professions where cultural interaction and differences are significant.

Program Outcomes


Upon completing a major in Hawaiian Studies, students will:

  • Demonstrate greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands in relationship to the wider and sometimes more complicated global community.
  • Learn skills in research, writing, critical thinking, listening and retention to assist in problem solving.
  • Work towards full competency in speaking, reading, writing, and doing research in the Hawaiian Language plus service to the community.
  • Enter graduate school or find employment within one year of graduation.
  • Complete a successful, integrative internship and under supervision, function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems, and seek necessary organizational change (for students completing a major in Pacific Island Studies).

 

Upon completing a major in International Cultural Studies, students will:

  • Demonstrate working competency in cultural literacy and language.
  • Manage cultural differences and develop problem solving skills.
  • Think critically.
  • Cultivate curiosity for life-long learning and leadership.
  • Articulate and sustain views through verbal and written discourse.
  • Be well prepared to enter graduate school or employment.

 

Upon completing a major in Pacific Islands Studies, students will:

  • Demonstrate greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands in relationship to the wider and sometimes more complicated global community.
  • Learn skills in research, writing, critical thinking, listening and retention to assist in problem solving.
  • Work towards full competency in speaking, reading, writing, and doing research in the Hawaiian Language plus service to the community.
  • Enter graduate school or find employment within one year of graduation.
  • Complete a successful, integrative internship and under supervision, function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems, and seek necessary organizational change (for students completing a major in Pacific Island Studies).
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Admission to All Programs

All undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Cultures and Languages are open enrollment.
 

Major and Minor Requirements

 
Hawaiian Studies

The mission of the Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies program is to provide all of our students who choose to attend BYU–Hawaii the opportunity to study the Hawaiian language, the Hawaiian culture, the history, and all the positive aspects of the Hawaiian people within the context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to foster the principles of service, leadership, hospitality, respect, perseverance, humility, and aloha that we believe is nothing less than the pure love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Within these parameters the program for Hawaiian Language and Cultural Studies teaches the following curriculum. Two tracks of study are available: a Hawaiian language track and a Hawaiian culture track. It is recommended that students majoring in Hawaiian studies minor in another area. No grade lower than a C- will be counted towards the major.

International Cultural Studies

In addition to completing a set of cultural studies core requirements, each student will select one of four possible emphases: Cultural Anthropology, Communications and Culture, Comparative Humanities, or Intercultural Peacebuilding, as well as a secondary emphasis other than their primary choice. No grade lower than C- will be accepted in fulfilling major or minor requirements. A student will be dropped as an ICS major or minor after two unsuccessful attempts at obtaining at least a C- grade for a core or elective class.

 
Pacific Island Studies

Pacific Islands Studies is an interdisciplinary major. It focuses on current issues of the lands and peoples of the Pacific Islands region. It offers students the opportunity to learn skills in critical thinking, oral presentation and research writing while understanding the Pacific Islands in both a regional and global setting. Students of Pacific Islands Studies are able to continue graduate study or enter the work force in a variety of areas, where an intimate knowledge of Pacific issues can be an advantage. This is especially enhanced when the student takes a minor in another discipline. No grade lower than C- will be counted towards the major.

 
 
 

 

B.A. Hawaiian Studies (40 hours)

Hawaiian Language (7 hours)

All students must complete the Hawaiian 202 and 301 courses (or 6 hours of Hawaiian at a higher level).

Hawaiian Culture (9 hours)

  • HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii (3)
  • HWST 312 Mālama ‘Āina—Land Responsibility (2)
  • HWST 312L Mālama ʻĀina Lab—Land Responsibility Lab (1)
  • HWST 380 Mālama Kai—Sea Responsibility (2)
  • HWST 380L Mālama Kai Lab—Sea Responsibility Lab (1)

Senior Seminar (3 hours)

  • HWST 490 Senior Seminar (3)

Select An Emphasis Track:

  1.  Hawaiian Language Emphasis (21 Hours)

Hawaiian Language Courses (9 Hours)

      • HAWN 302 Hoʻokukulu ʻŌlelo-Kau Hope—The Building Part II (3)
      • HAWN 401 Hoʻopaʻa Kauhuhu-Kau Mua—The Ridge Pole Part I (3)
      • HAWN 402 Hoʻopaʻa Kauhuhu-Kau Hope—The Ride Pole Part II (3)

    Hawaiian Studies Electives (12 Hours)

    Electives will be selected from the listing below in consultation with a faculty advisor. Required courses for the Hawaiian Cultural Studies track may be taken as electives.

    1.  Hawaiian Cultural Studies Emphasis (21 Hours)

    Hawaiian History (9 hours)

        • HIST 365 Hawaiian History I—Pre-Western Contact to Kamehameha V (3)
        • HIST 366 Hawaiian History II—Elected Monarchs, Overthrow, to Restoration (3)
        • HIST 492 Hawaiian Public History (3)

      Hawaiian Studies Electives (12 Hours)

      Electives will be selected from the listing below in consultation with the student's faculty advisor. Required courses for the Hawaiian Language track may be taken as electives.

      Hawaiian Studies Electives

      All students majoring in Hawaiian Studies are required to complete 12 hours from the following list. It is important that students in Hawaiian Studies are also aware of their relationship with other Pacific Islands people and realize that many Pacific Island nations face similar problems as Native Hawaiians. Students are encouraged to select courses in which they have a special interest or which may allow them to develop comparative perspectives across societies.

      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
      • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
      • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History (4)
      • ENGL 345R Literature of Polynesia (3)
      • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
      • HAWN 225 Hoʻoikaika Kamaʻilio (3)
      • HAWN 335 Hoʻoikaika Ka - kau (3)
      • HWST 385R Hawaiian Material & Literary Topics (3)
        • A. Hawaiian Weaving (3)
        • B. Hawaiian Hula & Mele (3)
        • C. Hawaiian Lāʻau Lapaʻau & Lomi Lomi (3)
        • D. Hawaiian Implements & Instruments (3)
        • E. Hawaiian Music; Kihoʻalu & other styles (3)
        • F. Hawaiian Sports, Games, paʻani hoʻoikaika (3)
        • G. Hawaiian Music Appreciation (3)
      • HIST 250 History of Eastern Oceania (3)
      • HIST 252 History of Western Oceania (3)
      • HIST 362 History of the Pacific (3)
      • EXS 183 Beginning Hula (1)
      • EXS 185 Folk Dance of the Pacific (1)
      • EXS 583R Hula (1)
      • EXS 585R Polynesian Dance (1)
      • EXS 167 Beginning Surfing (1)
      • EXS 360 Multi-Cultural Sports & Games (2)
      • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments (3)
      • POSC 460R Pacific Regionalism (3)
      • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (2)
      • REL 261 Family History (Genealogy) (2)
      • REL 262R Family History Research Lab (1)

       


       

      B.A. International Cultural Studies (45 hours)

      All ICS majors complete a set of core requirements in Area Studies, Theory and Seminar, a Language Study, and Senior Requirement.

      Core Requirements

      Area Studies—Choose one from the following geographical areas: (3 Hours)

      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific (3)
      • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
      • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
      • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
      • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)

      Theory and Seminar (3 hours)

      • ICS 150 ICS Introductory Seminar (1)
      • ICS 151 Introduction to Cultural Studies Theory (2)

      Language Study (3 hours)

      All students must complete a course in a foreign language equivalent to the fourth college semester. International students who complete the EIL program fulfill this requirement.

      Senior Requirement - Choose One (3 hours)

      • ICS 399R Internship (3)
      • ICS 490 Senior Seminar (3)
      • ICS 496R Research Associateship (3)

       

      Select A Primary Emphasis Track:

      Each ICS major selects a primary emphasis from Cultural Anthropology, Communication and Culture, Comparative Humanities, or Intercultural Peacebuilding

      1. Cultural Anthropology (21 hours)

      REQUIRED (12 hours)

          • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
          • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
          • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
          • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)

        CHOOSE THREE (9 hours)

            • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
            • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
            • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
            • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

           

          1. Communications and Culture (21 hours)

          REQUIRED (9 hours)

              • COMM 110 Intercultural Communications (3)
              • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)
              • COMM 360 Communication Theory (3)

            CHOOSE FOUR (12 hours) - at least two must be 300-400 level.

                • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3)
                • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
                • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
                • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
                • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communications (3)
                • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
                • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

               

              1. Comparative Humanities (21 hours)

              REQUIRED (15 hours)

                  • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)
                  • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
                  • ART/HUM 442 Philosophy of Art (3)
                  • HUM 365R Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
                  • HUM 440R Special Studies in Humanities (3)

                CHOOSE ONE-must be different cultural area from major's core (3 hours)

                    • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
                    • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
                    • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
                    • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)

                  CHOOSE ONE (3 hours)

                      • MUSC 301 History of Popular Music (3)
                      • MUSC 402 Seminar in Ethnomusicology (3)
                      • ENGL 300-400 Any approved 300-400 literature course (3)
                      • CHIN 441 Classical Chinese Literature (3)
                      • SPAN 441 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
                      • SPAN 451 Survey of Latin-American Literature (3)
                      • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)

                     

                    1. Intercultural Peacebuilding (21 hours)

                    REQUIRED (9 hours)

                        • IPB 121 Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
                        • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3)
                        • IPB 454 Culture and Conflict Transformation (3)

                      CHOOSE TWO-Culture and Conflict (6 hours)

                          • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                          • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                          • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                          • ANTH 447 Applied & Development Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)
                          • IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)

                        CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)

                            • IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
                            • POSC 338 War and Peace (3)
                            • POSC 362 International Political Economy & Development (3)
                            • POSC 364 Conflict Bargaining and Management (3)
                            • POSC 470 International Relations Theory (3)

                           

                          Select A Secondary Emphasis Track:

                          Each ICS major selects a secondary emphasis different from his primary choice of Cultural Anthropology, Communications and Culture, Comparative Humanities, or Intercultural Peacebuilding.

                          Cultural Anthropology Secondary Track (12 hours)

                          REQUIRED (3 hours)

                          • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

                          CHOOSE THREE (9 hours)

                          • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
                          • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                          • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                          • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                          • ANTH 447 Applied & Development Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

                           

                          Communications & Culture Secondary Track (12 hours)

                          REQUIRED (3 hours)

                          • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)

                          CHOOSE THREE (9 hours) - At least one must be 300-400 level

                          • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3)
                          • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
                          • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
                          • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
                          • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
                          • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communications (3)
                          • COMM 360 Communication Theory (3)
                          • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
                          • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

                           

                          Comparative Humanities Secondary Track (12 hours)

                          REQUIRED (3 hours)

                          • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

                          CHOOSE ONE (3 hours)

                          • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
                          • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
                          • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
                          • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)

                          CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)

                          • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
                          • HUM 365R Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
                          • HUM 440R Special Studies in Humanities (3)
                          • ART/HUM 442 Philosophy of Art (3)

                           

                          Intercultural Peacebuilding Secondary Track (12 hours)

                          REQUIRED (3 hours)

                          • IPB 121 Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)

                          CHOOSE ONE (3 hours)

                          • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3)
                          • IPB 454 Culture and Conflict Transformation (3)

                          CHOOSE TWO (6 hours)

                          • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                          • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                          • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                          • ANTH 447 Applied & Development Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)
                          • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3)
                          • IPB 454 Culture and Conflict Transformation (3)
                          • IPB 390R Special Topics in Intercultural Peacebuilding (3)
                          • POSC 338 War and Peace (3)
                          • POSC 362 International Political Economy & Development (3)
                          • POSC 364 Conflict Bargaining and Management (3)
                          • POSC 470 International Relations Theory (3)
                           

                           

                          B.A. Pacific Island Studies (45 hours)

                          Pacific Islands Studies is an interdisciplinary major. It focuses on current issues of the lands and peoples of the Pacific Islands region. It offers students the opportunity to learn skills in critical thinking, oral presentation and research writing while understanding the Pacific Islands in both a regional and global setting. Students of Pacific Islands Studies are able to continue graduate study or enter the work force in a variety of areas, where an intimate knowledge of Pacific issues can be an advantage. This is especially enhanced when the student takes a minor in another discipline.

                          CORE COURSES (24 hours)

                          • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
                          • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
                          • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments (3)
                          • PAIS 101 Oceanic Perspective: Academic and Career Development (3)
                          • PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Islands Studies(3)
                          • PAIS 300 Perpetuating the Cultures of Oceania (3)
                          • 300/400 Language-SAMN, TONG, MAOR, or HAWN (3)
                          • PAIS 495R Senior Tutorial (3) or PAIS 496R Student Research (3) or PAIS 399R Internship (3)

                          Elective Courses (12 hours)

                          • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History/Lab (4)
                          • ENGL 342 Pacific Literature (3)
                          • ICS 261 Culture & Communications of Oceania (3)
                          • PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Island Studies (3)
                          • HIST 250 History of Eastern Oceania (3) or HIST 252 History of Western Oceania (3)
                          • HWST 301 'O Hawaii-Of Hawaii (3) or HWST 312/L Malama 'A-ina-Land Responsibility/Lab (3) or HWST 380/L Malama Kai-Sea Responsibility/Lab (3)
                          • POSC 460R Pacific Regionalism (3)
                          • POSC 480 Political Futures Studies (3)
                          • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (2) or REL 261 Family History (Genealogy) (2)
                          • OCEN 201 Science of the Sea (3)

                           

                          Select a Pathway (9 hours)

                           Government Pathway

                          • Choose any 3 courses
                            • POSC 101 Intro to Politics (3)
                            • POSC 150 Comparative Government (3)
                            • POSC 332 Public Personal Management (3)
                            • POSC 325R Pacific National Politics (3)
                            • POSC 460R Pacific Regionalism (3)

                           

                          Public Management Pathway

                          • Required Courses (6 hours)
                            • POSC 330 Intro to Public Administration
                            • PMGT 300 Public Policy (3)
                          • Choose one from the following
                            • PMGT 350 Crisis Management (3)
                            • PMGT 360 Disaster Management (3)
                            • PMGT 499 Public Management (3)

                           

                          Hospitality and Tourism Pathway

                          • Required Courses
                            • BUSM 180 Introduction to Commerce/Enterprise (3)
                          • Choose two from the following
                            • HTM 255 Property Management (3)
                            • HTM 270 Destination Management/Marketing (3)
                            • HTM 351 Food/Beverage Operations (3)

                           

                          Technology Pathway

                          • Required Courses
                            • CIS 100 Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology (3)
                            • CIS 101 Beginning Programming (3)
                            • IT 240 Linux Systems Administration (3)

                           

                          Psychology Pathway

                          • Required Courses
                            • PSYC 111 General Psychology (3)
                          • Choose two from the following
                            • PSYC 357 Culture Psychology (3)
                            • PSYC 365 Motivation (3)
                            • PSYC 370 Behavior Psychology (3)
                            • PSYC 402 Educational and Instructional Psychology (3)

                           

                          Entrepreneurship Pathway

                          • Required Courses
                            • ENTR 275 Leadership Principles (3)
                            • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (3)
                            • ENTR 375R Lecture Series (3)
                            • ENTR 385 Small Business Management (3)
                            • BUSM 380 Social Entrepreneurship or ENTR 390R Special Topics (Creating Family Pros) (3)

                          Each student must master one Pacific Island language to the 301 level or higher. Language courses currently offered include:

                          • HAWN 101, 102, 201, 301 (202)
                          • MAOR 101, 102, 201, 301
                          • SAMN 101, 102, 201, 301
                          • TONG 101, 102, 201, 301

                          Note: A student can substitute other Pacific Island languages if fluency is established after which that student must complete an additional three-hour PAIS course to reinforce fluency.


                          Asian Studies Minor (19 hours)

                          Core requirements: complete one of the following courses (3 hours)
                          • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
                          • HIST 342 Traditional Asia (3)

                          Language Component: complete one of the following language options (4 hours)

                          • CHIN 202 Introduction to Chinese Literature (4)
                          • JPN 202 Introduction to Japanese Literature (4)
                          • Other approved 202 level class or verified proficiency in an Asian language

                          Electives: complete four of the following (12 hours)

                          • HIST 344 Modern China (3)
                          • HIST 346 Modern Northeast Asia (3)
                          • HIST 348 Southeast Asia (3)
                          • HIST 390R Special Studies (only Asian topics) (3)
                          • POSC 340 Asian Governments (3)
                          • POSC 342 International Relations of Asia (3)
                          • CHIN 441 Classical Chinese Literature (3)
                          • ENGL 343 Asian Literature in English (3)
                          • GEOG 470 Geography of Asia (3)
                          • JPN 321 Selected Readings and Grammar (3)

                           


                          Hawaiian Studies Minor (21 hours)

                          • Hawaiian Language: HAWN 101, HAWN 102, HAWN 201 (12 hours)
                          • HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii (3)
                          • HIST 365 Hawaiian History I—Pre-Western Contact to Kamehameha V (3)
                          • HIST 366 Hawaiian History II—Elected Monarchs, Overthrow, to Restoration (3)

                           


                          International Cultural Studies Minor (18 hours)

                           
                          The student will select an ICS emphasis from: Cultural Anthropology, Communications and Culture, or Comparative Humanities. Intercultural Peacebuilding may be pursued as a certificate through the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding.

                           

                          Area Studies—Choose One: (3 Hours)

                          • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific (3)
                          • ICS 261 Cultures of Oceania (3)
                          • ICS 262 Cultures of Asia (3)
                          • ICS 264 Cultures of Europe (3)
                          • ICS 266 Cultures of Latin America (3)

                           

                          Theory and Seminar (3 Hours)

                          • ICS 150 Introductory Seminar (1)
                          • ICS 151 Introduction to Cultural Studies Theory (2)

                           

                          Gateway Course-Select the intro course appropriate to the emphasis chosen (3)

                          • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
                          • COMM 200 Mass Communication & Society (3)
                          • HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

                           

                          Electives (9 Hours)

                          Select three courses corresponding to the appropriate emphasis chosen, one must be selected from the 400 level.
                           
                          1. Cultural Anthropology

                            • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
                            • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                            • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                            • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
                            • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                            • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

                             

                          2. Communications and Culture - at least one must be 300-400 level

                            • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3)
                            • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
                            • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
                            • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
                            • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
                            • COMM 360 Communication Theory (3)
                            • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
                            • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

                             

                          3. Comparative Humanities

                            • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
                            • HUM 365 Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
                            • HUM 440R Special Studies in Humanities (3)
                            • ART/HUM 442 Philosophy of Art (3)

                             


                          Pacific Island Studies Minor (18 hours)

                           

                          Students from any discipline may earn a minor in Polynesian studies by completing the following:

                          Required Courses (6 hours)

                          • PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Island Studies (3)
                          • PAIS 300 Perpetuating the Cultures of Oceania (3)

                           

                          Electives (12 hours)

                          • PAIS 101 Oceanic Perspective: Academic and Career Development (3)
                          • HIST 250 History of Eastern Oceania or HIST 252 History of Western Oceania (3)
                          • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History/Lab (4)
                          • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
                          • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
                          • ICS 261 Culture and Communication of Oceania (2)
                          • PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Island Studies (3)
                          • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (3)
                          • OCEN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
                          • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments or ENGL 342 Pacific Literature (3)
                          • 300/400 Language-SAMN, TONG, MAOR, or HAWN (4)



                          World Language Minors (15 hours)

                          Note: No grade lower than C- is allowed within the minor.

                          The study of a world language is a unique educational experience. Since every human being uses language to communicate, and since language is a fundamental means of expression and inter-cultural communication, it is by means of this basic skill that students can participate in the life of another people and share their culture, their traditions, and their literature, oral or written. Through the study of a world language, students also come to learn their own language better.

                          The Department of Cultures and Languages offers instruction in the following languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, Hawaiian, French, Japanese, Maori, Samoan, Spanish and Tongan.

                          Japanese Minor (17 hours)
                          • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese Conversation and Grammar (4)
                          • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)
                          • JPN 301 Introduction to Japanese Literature (3)
                          • JPN 311 Advanced Intensive Conversation (3)
                          • JPN 321 Selected Reading and Grammar (3)
                           
                          Chinese Minor (17 hours)
                          • CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese (4)
                          • CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese II (4)
                          • CHIN 301 Introduction to Chinese Literature (3)
                          • CHIN 311 Advanced Chinese Conversation (3)
                          • CHIN 441 Classic Chinese Literature (3)
                           
                          Spanish Minor (15 hours)

                          Track A (Students with International and/or Mission Experience)

                          Required Courses: (6 hours)

                          • *SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Grammar (3)
                          • SPAN 321 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

                          Elective Courses—Select Three (9 hours):

                          • SPAN 393 Business Spanish (3)
                          • SPAN 441 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
                          • SPAN 445R Special Studies in Spanish (1-6)
                          • SPAN 451 Survey of Latin-American Literature (3)

                          Note: *May be completed through examination

                           Track B (Students without International and/or Mission Experience)

                          Required Courses (9 hours):

                          • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Grammar (3)
                          • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
                          • SPAN 321 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

                          Elective Courses—Select Two (6 hours):

                          • SPAN 393 Business Spanish (3)
                          • SPAN 441 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
                          • SPAN 445R Special Studies in Spanish (1-6)
                          • SPAN 451 Survey of Latin-American Literature (3)

                          Note: One elective must be either SPAN 441 or SPAN 451.

                           

                          Certification of Language Proficiency by Examination

                          Students speaking a second or third-world language may receive credit by special examination for that language in which he or she has achieved the equivalent proficiency, either through missionary service, residence abroad, individual study, or courses for which no university credit was granted. Students meeting the latter criteria and wishing to receive proficiency credit for a second language to fulfill the GE requirement may see the World Languages Coordinator in McKay Faculty Building 207.


                           

                          Certificate Programs

                           

                          New Media Journalism Certificate

                          Vision and Rationale: Journalism has played an important role in modern society. Recent advancements in communication technologies are shaping the nature and the future directions of the field (e.g. the rise of online journalism and the convergence of various media). However, Journalism as a profession remains a growing area with strong social visibility and impact. Skills and knowledge in new media journalism help students to not only obtain meaningful jobs but also to assume influential positions in their communities/countries because of the significant role journalists play in many parts of the world.

                          Students are expected to integrate their majors/expertise with this certificate to increase their competitive edge in the job market. For example, this certificate enables a science student's career options beyond his or her major to also include a career in journalism as a science reporter. A similar situation applies across all disciplines.

                          Learning Outcomes & Essential Skills:

                          1. Media writing skills for print, online and broadcast journalism
                          2. Web skills to create and maintain news sites
                          3. Digital media production
                          4. Specialized journalism writing and reporting
                          5. Broadcast production
                          6. Critical analysis of news reporting
                          7. Understanding of and ability to utilize professional ethics and media laws

                           

                          List of Requirements (15 hours)

                          Core: Take all of the following (9 hours)

                          • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
                          • COMM 313 Advanced Media Writing (3)
                          • COMM 430 Media Laws and Ethics (3)

                           

                          Choose one (3 hours)

                          • COMM 323 Multimedia Production (3)
                          • COMM 325 Broadcast Reporting & Production (3)

                           

                          Choose one (3 hours)

                          • ART 212 Beginning Photography (3)
                          • ART/HUM 308 Basic Video Production (3)


                           

                          Digital Humanities Certificate

                           

                          Rationale & Career Options:

                          Digital humanities certificate provides an interdisciplinary training, utilizing digital technologies to increase the access of humanist study and information and facilitate research, education, public programs, and preservation as outlined by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). It integrates digital media with traditional humanistic disciplines (such as literature, music, art, history, culture) as content materials to foster innovative practices and methodologies of dissemination. Career options include positions in libraries, museums, archives, arts council, research institutions, education sector and production company.

                          Learning Outcomes & Essential Skills:

                          1. Acquire fundamental knowledge and skills of web design.
                          2. Obtain basic to intermediate level of skills in digital media's components: video, graphics and music.
                          3. Apply digital technologies to enhance the access of humanities content materials.
                          4. Produce a live project that supports the instruction and/or research of an academic discipline on campus, which may include digitized collections of music, texts, videos, artwork or a combination of them.

                           

                          List of Requirements: (14-15 hours)

                          Core: Take both of the following (6 hours):

                          • IT 240 Fundamentals of Web Design (3)
                          • HUM 490R World Humanities Portfolio (2)

                           

                          Visual Medium Elective (3 hours)

                          Choose one:

                          • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)
                          • ART 212 Beginning Photography (3)
                          • ART/HUM 308 Basic Video Production (3)

                           

                          Multimedia Production Elective (3 hours)

                          Choose one:

                          • COMM 323 Multimedia Production (3)
                          • IMD 302 Instructional Multimedia Development (3)

                           

                          Additional Genre/Medium Elective (2-3 hours)

                          Choose one:

                          • MUSC 430 Computer Music Technology (3)
                          • IMD 307 Instructional Computer Graphics (3)


                          Applied Anthropology Certificate

                          Rationale & Career Options: Today, there is an increased demand for students with skills in Applied Anthropology. This demand will increase as globalization (intensified cultural interconnections) continues to reach all corners of the globe. Students who are trained in Applied Anthropology are currently employed by international organizations (i.e., U.N.), government agencies, corporations, historical/cultural associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). An Applied Anthropology certificate program will significantly improve the marketability of BYU-Hawaii students in both Asia and Oceania. In our globalized world, individuals with intercultural insight and applied anthropological skills will make valuable contributions in educational and economic development, global health, international relations, human rights, and cultural conservation. 

                          Learning Outcomes & Essential Skills:

                          1. Recognize the interrelationship of deep cultural understanding to applied and developmental applications.
                          2. Develop understanding of the varied applications of anthropology to government, non-government, and private sector organizations and institutions.
                          3. Develop understanding of the complexity of culture in all human activities, and how to use such understanding to more effectively analyze, administrate, and implement applied and development programs.
                          4. Develop ethnographic skills and strategies for applied anthropological work in a range of projects including education, health, legal work, agriculture and land-use planning, economic sustainability, human rights, cultural conservation and international relations.
                          5. Recognize and manage conflicts among stakeholders (cultural, government, non-government, personal) in applied projects.
                          6. Learn the concepts, practices, and professional ethics of applied anthropology.

                           

                          List of Requirements (15 hours):

                          Core: Take all of the following (9 hours)

                          • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                          • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)

                           

                          Electives (6 hours)

                          Choose two:

                          • HIST/HIST 492 Hawaiian Public History (3)
                          • PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Islands Studies (3)
                          • PMGT 499 Public Management (3)
                          • POSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration (3)
                          • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
                          • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
                          • ECON 350 Economic Development (3)


                          Intermediate American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Certificate

                          List of Requirements (15 hours):

                          • ASL 101 Elementary American Sign Language Conversation I (4)
                          • ASL 102 Elementary American Sign Language  Conversation II (4)
                          • ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Language Conversation I (3)
                          • ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Language Conversation II (3)

                           

                          Strategic Communication Certificate

                          List of Requirements (15 hours):

                          Strategic Communication Core (9 credits)

                          Students must take the following three (3) courses:

                          • COMM 201: Introduction to Strategic Communications (3)
                          • COMM 311: Strategic Communication Case Studies (3)
                          • COMM 321: Strategic Communication Campaigns (3)

                           

                          ELECTIVES (6 credits)
                          Students take two of the following:

                          • COMM 301: Internet and Society (3)
                          • COMM 313: Cross-platform Message Design (3)
                          • COMM 326: Issues in Global Communication (3)
                          • COMM 420: Media and Culture (3)
                          • COMM 430: Media Law and Ethics (3)
                          • ICS 399R: Internship (3)
                          • BUSM 304: Principles of Marketing Management (3)


                          Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate (15 hours)

                          Core Requirements (9 hours)

                          • IPB 121 Introduction to Peacebuilding (3)
                          • IPB 400 Cultural Mediation and Facilitation (3)
                          • IPB 450 Advanced Cultural Mediation and Facilitation (3)

                           

                          Electives—Choose two classes (6 hours)

                          You can choose to concentrate in a particular area or you can pick and choose from the various concentration. Other courses, including internships, may be substituted with approval from the director of the IPB program.

                           

                          Conflict Transformation Electives

                          • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics (3)
                          • IPB 454 Culture and Conflict Transformation (3)
                          • IPB 390R Special Topics in Peacebuilding (3)

                           

                          Culture and Conflict Electives

                          • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                          • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                          • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 450 Political Anthropology (3)
                          • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

                           

                          International Conflict Electives

                          • HIST 423 Nationalism and Globalization (3)
                          • POSC 335 Terrorism (3)
                          • POSC 338 War and Peace (3)
                          • POSC 362 International Political Economics and Development (3)
                          • POSC 364 Conflict Bargaining and Management (3)
                          • POSC 470 International Relations Theory (3)

                           

                          International Development and Conflict Electives

                          • ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
                          • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
                          • ECON 350 Economical Development (3)
                          • ENTR 380 Social Entrepreneurship (3)

                           

                          Public Management and Conflict Electives

                          • PMGT 300 Public Policy (3)
                          • PMGT 350 Crisis Management (3)
                          • PMGT 360 Disaster Management (3)
                          • PMGT 499 Public Management (3)
                          • POSC 330 Introduction to Public Administration (3)