Course Description

To the early Hawaiians, the land was sacred, to be nurtured and respected by everyone through a system of laws commonly referred to as the Kapu system. The ahupua‘a, a land division extending from the mountains to the sea, created a lifestyle where people depended on each other as a community and they shared the fruits of their labor. The land wasn’t owned it was cared for through Hawaiian values.

Learner Outcomes

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

  1. Explain ancient land division and management systems.
  2. Describe the variety of native Hawaiian plants necessary for survival.
  3. Understand the sustainable resources for needed land use.
  4. Learn Hawaiian values of shared management and responsibility.


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
May 01, 2021 to May 22, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Online Synchronous  
Course Fee(s)
General non-credit $50.00
  • Eva Hubbard
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