Course Description

Traveling the uncharted Pacific Ocean to the early Hawaiians was a way of life, it was an extension of the land itself. Finding a place to settle and live sustainably was an achievement. For over 1,000 years Hawaiians were able to live productively using Hawaiian cultural values, traditions, and religion. Come take a glimpse into the ancient Hawaiian way of life.

Learner Outcomes

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

  1. Explain first settlement areas and land divisions in Hawai‘i.
  2. Describe the social structure and lifestyle of Hawai‘i’s people.
  3. Understand the religious beliefs of the Hawaiian people.
  4. Learn some of the oral histories and memorization of chants.


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
Mar 27, 2021 to Apr 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $50.00
  • Eva Hubbard
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