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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 (47 hours)

Required Courses (32 hours)

  • HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies (3)
  • HWST 275 Mo'olelo: Hawaiian Histories (3)
  • HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii (3)
  • HAWN 201 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo - Kau Mua - The Foundation (4)
  • HAWN 202 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo - Kau Hope - The Foundation Part 2 (4)
  • HAWN 301 Ho'okukulu 'Olelo - Kau Mua - The Building Part 1 (3)
  • HAWN 302 Ho'okukulu 'Olelo - Kau Hope - The Building Part 2 (3)
  • HWST 312 Mālama ‘Āina—Land Responsibility (3)

Arts: Choose one of the following (3 hours)

  • HWST 380 Malama Wa'a (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)

Capstone: Choose one of the following (3 hours)

  • HWST 490 Senior Seminar (3)
  • HWST 399R Internship (3)

Electives: Not previously used above (15 hours)

  • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
  • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History (4)
  • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
  • HAWN 225 Hoʻoikaika Kamaʻilio (3)
  • HAWN 335 Hoʻoikaika Ka - kau (3)
  • HAWN 401 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu - Kau Mua - The Ridge Pole Part 1 (3)
  • HAWN 402 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu - Kau Hope - The Ridge Pole Part 2 (3)
  • HWST 285R 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)
  • HWST 380 Malama Wa'a (3)
  • HWST 390R Special Topics (3)
  • HWST 461 Pana Hawai'i: Legendary Places of Hawai'i (3)
  • HIST 365 Hawaiian History I (3)
  • HIST 366 Hawaiian History II (3)
  • HUM 301 Cultures of Oceania (3)
  • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments (3)
  • POSC 460R Pacific Regionalism (3)
  • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (2)

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 (42 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 (18 hours)

                      • 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)
                      • PAIS 375 Environmental Issues & Resource Management (3)
                      • PAIS 495R Senior Tutorial (3) or PAIS 496R Student Research (3) or PAIS 399R Internship (3)
                      • 200/300 Language or WLNG 445R -SAMN, TONG, MAOR, HAWN or WORLD LANG (3)

                      Category I: Humanities - Select three courses (9 hours)

                      • ENGL 342 Pacific Literature (3)
                      • HUM 301 Culture of Oceania (3)
                      • HIST 250 History of Eastern Oceania (3) or HIST 252 History of Western Oceania (3)
                      • HIST 362 History of Oceania (3)

                      Category II: Social Sciences - Select three courses (9 hours)

                      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
                      • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
                      • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments (3)
                      • HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii (3)

                      Elective Courses - Select two courses (6 hours)

                      • HWST 312 Malama 'A-ina-Land Responsibility/Lab (3)
                      • HWST 380/L Malama Wa'a-Sea Responsibility/Lab (3)
                      • HWST 385R-3 Hawaiian Literary Topics-La'au Lapa'au & Lomi Lomi (3)
                      • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (2)
                      • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History/Lab (4)
                      • PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Island Studies (3)
                      • OCEN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
                      • PAIS 250 Polynesian Dance & Performance (3 )
                      • PAIS 275 Pacific Wood Carving (3)


                      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)

                      Foundational Language Study Minor (15-16 hours)

                      Take a combination of four language courses offered on campus (15-16 hours)

                      One of them must be at least 202 or higher

                      • LANG 202 or higher (3-4)
                      • LANG ____ Any language course* (3-4)
                      • LANG ____ Any language course* (3-4)
                      • LANG ____ Any language course* (3-4)

                      *Languages include: ASL, CHIN, FREN, JPN, MAOR, SAMN, SPAN, TONG, WLNG.

                      **No credits through testing may be counted toward the requirements.


                      Cultural Anthropology Minor (15 hours)

                      Core requirements (3 hours)

                      • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

                      Electives: Choose four (12 hours)

                      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific (3)
                      • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
                      • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                      • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                      • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                      • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                      • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
                      • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)

                      Hawaiian Studies Minor (16 hours)

                      • HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies (3)

                      Language: Choose one (at least 4 hours)

                      • HAWN 101 Ke Kumu o ka 'Olelo-Kau Mua-The Source Part 1 (4)
                      • HAWN 102 Ke Kumu o ka 'Olelo-Kau Hope-The Source Part 2 (4)
                      • HAWN 107 Accelerated First Level Hawaiian (8)
                      • HAWN 201 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Mua-The Foundation Part 1 (4)
                      • HAWN 202 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Hope-The Foundation Part 2 (4)

                      Electives: Choose three (9 hours)

                      • HWST 275 Mo'olelo: Hawaiian Histories (3)
                      • HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii (3)
                      • HWST 312 Malama 'Aina - Land Responsibility (3)
                      • HWST 380 Malama Wa'a
                      • HWST 461 Pana Hawai'i: Legendary Places in Hawai'i (3)
                      • HAWN 301 Ho'okukulu olelo-Kau Mua-The Building Part 1(3)
                      • HAWN 302 Ho'oku- kulu o- lelo-Kau Hope-The Building Part II(3)
                      • HAWN 335 Ho'oikaika Kakau-Strength in the Language (3)
                      • HAWN 401 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu-Kau Mua-The Ridge Pole Part 1 (3)
                      • HAWN 402 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu-Kau Hope-The Ridge Pole Part 2 (3)

                      Hawaiian Language Minor (16 hours)

                      • HAWN 101* Ke Kumu o ka 'Olelo-Kau Mua-The Source Part 1 (4)
                      • HAWN 102* Ke Kumu o ka 'Olelo-Kau Hope-The Source Part 2 (4)
                      • HAWN 107* Accelerated First Level Hawaiian (8)
                      • HAWN 201 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Mua-The Foundation Part 1 (4)
                      • HAWN 202 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Hope-The Foundation Part 2 (4)

                      *Students can choose to take HAWN 101 and HAWN 102 or just HAWN 107.


                      Hawaiian Language Certificate (19 hours)

                      Required: Complete 7 hours from any HAWN language courses beyond the 1st year level (7 hours)

                      • HAWN 201 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Mua-The Foundation Part 1 (4)
                      • HAWN 202 Ke Kahua o ka 'Olelo-Kau Hope-The Foundation Part 2 (4)
                      • HAWN 225 Ho'oikaika Kama'ilio-Traditional Oratorical Styles (3)
                      • HAWN 301 Ho'okukulu olelo-Kau Mua-The Building Part 1 (3)

                      Electives: Choose four, not previously used above (12 hours)

                      • HAWN 225 Ho'oikaika Kama'ilio-Traditional Oratorical Styles (3)
                      • HAWN 301 Ho'okukulu olelo-Kau Mua-The Building Part 1(3)
                      • HAWN 302 Ho'oku- kulu o- lelo-Kau Hope-The Building Part II(3)
                      • HAWN 335 Ho'oikaika Kakau-Strength in the Language (3)
                      • HAWN 401 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu-Kau Mua-The Ridge Pole Part 1 (3)
                      • HAWN 402 Ho'opa'a Kauhuhu-Kau Hope-The Ridge Pole Part 2 (3)
                      • HWST 461 Pana Hawai'i: Legendary Places in Hawai'i (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)

                      Film Minor (15 hours)

                      The Film MInor provides basic training in film as a media art form. It introduces the study of film's formal elements, history and practice. The Film Minor provides foundational training in film studies theory as well as practical training in video production. Career options include media production, advertising/marketing/campaigning, public relations, instructional material development, visual communications, and the film industry.
                       
                      Learning Outcomes & Essential Skills:
                      1. Acquire fundamental knowledge in film as an academic discipline.
                      2. Apply close and critical reading skills in analyzing film texts.
                      3. Obtain basic to intermediate level of skills in video production.

                      Core (3 hours):

                      • HUM 290 Introduction to Film (3)

                      Electives: Choose four (12 hours):

                      • HUM 308 Basic Video Production (3)
                      • HUM 318 Intermediate Video Production (3)
                      • HUM 365R Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
                      • HUM 440R Special Studies in World Humanities (3) (When topic is related to film)
                      • HUM 442 Philosophy of Art (3)

                      Communication Minor (15 hours)

                      Required (3 hours)

                      • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)

                      Electives: Choose four. *Three must be level 250 or higher (12 hours)

                      • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
                      • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3) or COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
                      • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
                      • COMM 301 Internet and Society (3)
                      • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
                      • COMM 360 Communication Theory and Method (3)
                      • COMM 410 Political Communication (3)
                      • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
                      • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)
                      • FILM 102 Introduction to Film (3)

                      Pacific Island Studies Minor (15 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 (9 hours)

                      • PAIS 101 Oceanic Perspective: Academic and Career Development (3)
                      • PAIS 250 Polynesian Dancing & Performance (3)
                      • PAIS 275 Pacific Woodcarving (3)
                      • PAIS 375 Environmental Issues & Resource Management (3)
                      • GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific (3)
                      • PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Island Studies (3)
                      • ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures (3)
                      • HWST 301 Contemporary Issues of Hawaii (3)
                      • REL 345 Church History in the Pacific (3)
                      • POSC 322 Oceanic Governments
                      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
                      • HUM 301 Cultures of Oceania (3)
                      • MUSC 242R Polynesian Music Ensemble (2)
                      • 200/300 or WLNG 445R Language-SAMN, TONG, MAOR, HAWN or WORLD LANG (3-4)
                      • HIST 250 History of Eastern Oceania or HIST 252 History of Western Oceania (3)
                      • BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History/Lab (4)
                      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific Societies (3)
                      • OCEN 201 Science of the Sea (3)

                      Cultural Anthropology Minor (15 hours)

                      Core Requirements (3 hours)

                      • ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Antropology

                      Electives: Choose four (12 hours)

                      • ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific (3)
                      • ANTH 310 Anthropology Theory (3)
                      • ANTH 322 Ethnographic Skills (3)
                      • ANTH 391 Narrative, Identity and Culture (3)
                      • ANTH 445 Anthropology of Religion (3)
                      • ANTH 450 Political and Economic Anthropology (3)
                      • ANTH 447 Applied and Development Anthropology (3)
                      • ANTH 460 Anthropology of Globalization (3)


                      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)

                      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)