HWST 281L - Ho‘Okele I: Hawaiian Astronomy And Weather Lab
- Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 22 or ESL 23, or Instructor consent Prerequisite or Corequisite: HWST 281
- Recommended Prep: HWST 110 and HWST 107
Stargazing laboratory to accompany HWST 281. Repeatable one time. May be taken on a CR/N basis.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of HWST 281L, the student will be able to:
- Apply practical knowledge of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian concepts of the cosmos, space, direction, and time and how these concepts compare with Western concepts
- Identify and name the component parts of the star compass used by Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) trained navigators in a live setting.
- Identify and name (both Hawaiian and non- Hawaiian names) the four star lines used by contemporary Hawaiian wayfinders in a live setting.
- Identify and name the stars and constellations that make up the individual star lines in a live setting.
- Identify the declination of each star and how they relate to significant places in broader Polynesia.
- Apply knowledge of the stories, both traditional and contemporary, that are attached to the stars, constellations and star lines used by wayfinding navigators in a live setting.
- Identify and explain significance of celestial bodies and atmospheric and oceanic features and conditions used in navigation and weather prediction in a live setting.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of non-instrument and instrument-aided navigation and weather in a live setting.
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