Course Description

The Pacific Ocean covers approximately 1/3 of the earth's surface. Within the Pacific Ocean, there are approximately 25,000 habitable and uninhabitable islands. Come explore three cultural areas and study how the people of the Pacific used the ocean as their pathway.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the orientation of Polynesian islands.
  2. Describe the variety of Polynesian canoes.
  3. Understand how they used the ocean as a pathway.
  4. Create maps of migration patterns and dates.


If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.


Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to the start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to the start date of course.


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Online - Real-time
9:00AM to 10:15AM
Feb 20, 2021 to Mar 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $50.00
  • Eva Hubbard
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