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Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies


https://jonathannapelacenter.byuh.edu/

Hiagi M. Wesley, Director (wesleyh@byuh.edu)

(2006) M.Ed. in Educational Administration 1977, Brigham Young University; Ed.D. 1987, Brigham Young University
MCK 170, (808) 675-3110, Fax (808) 675-3900

Rowena Reid, Academic Advisor (reidr@byuh.edu)
B.S. 1976, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S. 1981, Oregon State University.
ACR 141, (808) 675-3791


Faculty

  • Fermantez, Kali (2009) B.A. 1997, Brigham Young University—Hawaii; M.A. 1999, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. 2007, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Walk, Richard K. Kamoa'elehua (1996) B.S. 1987, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 2001, University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Joint Faculty:

  • Christiansen, AnnaMarie (2003) B.A. 1992, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 1996, University of Hawaii; D.A. 2003, Idaho State University.
  • Ka'ili, Tevita (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.
  • McArthur, Phillip H. (1995) B.A. 1987, Brigham Young University; M.A. 1989, Indiana University; Ph.D. 1995, Indiana 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.

Affiliated Faculty Members:

  • Jonassen, Jon Tikivanotau M. (1993) B.S. 1981; B.A. 1980, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 1982, University of Hawaii; Ph.D. 1996, University of Hawaii.
  • Kester, J. Matthew (2004) B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.A. 2003, University of California Santa Barbara; Ph.D. 2007, University of California Santa Barbara.
  • Ram, Rosalind Meno (1994) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.L.S. 1993, University of Hawaii at Manoa.



Adjunct Faculty

Pacific Languages:

  • Fitzgerald, Seamus Maori Language B.A. 1999, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.P. 2002, Massey University-New Zealand.
  • Pasi, Amelia Tongan Language B.A. 1975, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.A. 2005, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Taulogo, Tauati  Samoan Language B.S. 1980, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Reid, Rowena Samoan Language B.S. 1976, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.S. 1981, Oregon State University.

Pacific Island Studies:

  • Ram, Rosalind Meno (1994) B.A. 1989, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; M.L.S. 1993, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Falevai, Zoia B.A. 2004, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; M.L.I.Sc 2013, University of Hawaii-Manoa. 

Hawaiian Cultures & Languages:

  • Pane'e, Terry B.S. 1987, Brigham Young University-Hawaii.
  • Manoa, Roy Kaipo P.C.C. Hawaiian Village Cultural Expert & Presenter.
  • Baclayon, Keoki Kikaha Pai B.A. 2009, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. 2012, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Eldridge, Kaluhialoha B.A. 2004, University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.A. 2014, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
  • Miller, Kela

Admission to All Programs

All undergraduate degree programs in the Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies are open enrollment..

 

General Information

The Jonathan Napela Center for Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Studies offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in either Hawaiian Studies or in Pacific Islands Studies. Functioning as an interdisciplinary center, it is administered by a faculty director, an advisory board of fellows, and draws faculty from the College of Language, Culture, and Arts (CLCA) and from affiliated departments across the university. Programs and minors offered are divided into the following:
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Pacific Islands Studies

HAWAIIAN STUDIES

 

Programs and Degrees

  • B.A. Hawaiian Studies with emphasis in
    • Language
    • Cultural Studies
  • Hawaiian Studies Minor
  • Oral History Program

Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Hawaiian Studies, students will:
  1. Demonstrate greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands in relationship to the wider and sometimes more complicated global community.
  2. Learn skills in research, writing, critical thinking, listening and retention to assist in problem solving.
  3. Work towards full competency in speaking, reading, writing, and doing research in the Hawaiian Language plus service to the community.
  4. Enter graduate school or find employment within one year of graduation.
  5. 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).

Related Course Listings

ANTH | BIOL | ENGL | EXS | GEOG | HAWN | HWST | HIST | ICS | MAOR | OCEN | PAIS | POSC | REL | SAMN | TONG


Major and Minor Requirements

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.

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 Malama 'Aina—Land Responsibility (2)
  • HWST 312L Malama 'Aina Lab—Land Responsibility Lab (1)
  • HWST 380 Malama Kai—Sea Responsibility (2)
  • HWST 380L Malama 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 Ho'okukulu 'Olelo-Kau Hope—The Building Part II (3)
    • HAWN 401 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu-Kau Mua—The Ridge Pole Part I (3)
    • HAWN 402 Ho'opa'a 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.

  2.  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 Ho'oikaika Kama'ilio (3)
  • HAWN 335 Ho'oikaika Ka - kau (3)
  • HWST 385R Hawaiian Material & Literary Topics (3)
    • A. Hawaiian Weaving (3)
    • B. Hawaiian Hula & Mele (3)
    • C. Hawaiian La'au Lapa'au & Lomi Lomi (3)
    • D. Hawaiian Implements & Instruments (3)
    • E. Hawaiian Music; Kiho'alu & other styles (3)
    • F. Hawaiian Sports, Games, pa'ani ho'oikaika (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)

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)

Pacific Island Studies

Programs and Degrees

  • B. A. Pacific Island Studies
  • Pacific Island Studies Minor

 

Major and Minor Requirements

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. 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.


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)