May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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AMES 206 - Identity and Education in Hawai’i

Credits: 5
Focuses in Hawai’i as a site for exploring the islands as the land and its people negotiate a global milieu. Through historical texts, western and indigenous theory, art, music and local travel we will explore what it means to live in Hawai’i. This program will also explore its connection to the U.S. occupation of the Hawai’i and its implications on Pacific Islander American students identity and academic achievement particularly in the Aloha State. This inquiry will draw on fieldwork, historic sites visits, and scholarly sources.  Students will survey their mutual foundation and interconnectedness in situating colonial community formation, tourism, and militarism within the similar critical lens.

Enrollment Requirement: Concurrent enrollment in AMES 253  and HUMAN 186 .  Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Formulate a comprehensive framework of race, ethnicity, class, and other intersectionality in Hawai’i.
  2. Recognize the culture, history, and academic achievement gap issues of the indigenous Hawaiians, Polynesians, and other communities of color in Hawai’i.
  3. Use academic research to evaluate racial issues, disparities, and inequalities.
  4. Discern and analyze the implications of United States contact and settlement in the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
  5. Discuss contemporary issues of concern to the indigenous Hawai’ians, Polynesians and other communities of color.

Program Outcomes
  1. Articulate knowledge of comparative and interdisciplinary topics related to ethnic minority groups’ narratives.
  2. Demonstrate skill in community organizing.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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