CONN 373

Hawaii's Literatures

In this course, students do three main things. First, students read, listen to, view, analyze, interpret, and discuss, by mouth and in writing, selected works of Native Hawaiian and multicultural Hawai'i literatures, both performing and written arts. Second, students examine literary and other cultural expressions of Hawai'i in historical contexts, not only for how contexts and their interplay may affect understandings but also for how literary works and their authors interpret and present history'and influence how we view history. Third, students try to comprehend changes that have occurred over the course of more than two centuries while Hawai'i went from being a recognized, sovereign nation to being a colony of the United States, as these changes are presented in and through Hawai'i's literatures and histories.