Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

HWST 212 - Hula ‘Olapa: Traditional Hawaiian Dance (2)

This is a beginning course in the traditional/ancient styles of hula. The performance of repertoire and techniques will be at the novice level. Cultural, historical, political and mythological concerns will be discussed as well as the integration of some Hawaiian language terminology.

1 hr. lect., 1.5 hr. lab per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of HWST 212, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic hula foot movements and body postures in traditional Hawaiian hula.
  • Recognize and apply traditional hula words and concepts as used in traditional Hawaiian hula.
  • Pronounce, memorize and phrase Hawaiian chant terms, idioms, phrases and textual material correctly.
  • Chant and memorize Hawaiian texts with correct melodic form phrasing and pronunciation precisely.
  • Explain studied aspects of traditional Hawaiian hula
  • Perform all learned pieces, at least at the novice level, with confidence.

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