Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

HWST 282L - Ho‘Okele II: Hawaiian Navigation, Weather, Canoe Design And Sail Lab (1)

  • Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 22 or ESL 23; and HWST 281 or Instructor consent
  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HWST 282
  • Recommended Prep: HWST 110 and HWST 107.
  • Some ocean experience and experience on boats. Knowledge of one’s susceptibility to seasickness and ways of preventing or dealing with seasickness, as needed.
  • Comment: Students will demonstrate basic swimming and will be provided personal flotation devices if unable to demonstrate basic swimming. Students should have the ability to jump onto the deck of a boat that is 1-2 feet below the pier level. Some heavy lifting (e.g. pulling up an anchor) may be required.

Hawaiian Navigation introduces students to hands-on traditional knowledge of Hawaiian voyaging and navigation aboard a double hulled canoe sailing laboratory to accompany HWST 282. Repeatable one time. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of HWST 282L, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical application of the knowledge of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian concepts of the cosmos, space, direction, and time and how these concepts compare with Western concepts.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the four major star lines used by the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate cultural protocol and values associated with sailing Hawaiian and Polynesian voyaging canoes.
  • Identify and explain the dangers associated with sailing can and practice procedures and the use of equipment to safeguard against harm and injury at sea.
  • Identify and explain emergencies that may occur at sea and explain practice procedures while utilizing proper equipment to respond to an emergency that will prevent injury or loss of life.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and produce a sail plan.
  • Demonstrate ability to accurately monitor weather and ocean patterns to determine safe ocean conditions for sailing on a designate vessel to the destination indicated in the sail plan, Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of I captain, navigator and other crew positions on board the sailing canoe.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the parts of the canoe and canoe rigging.
  • Demonstrate skills to sail a canoe which include: tying and untying knots, casting off from a dock or weighing anchor, paddling, rigging the mast, setting the sails, steering, tacking, stopping, anchoring and docking.
  • Demonstrate competency in coordinating activities of a sailing canoe and an escort vessel.

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