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Papahana M.A. ma ka ʻŌlelo a Moʻokalaleo Hawaiʻi

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Hawaiian Language and Literature

ʻO ke ala nuʻukia o ka Papahana Laeoʻo ma ka ʻŌlelo a Moʻokalaleo Hawaiʻi, ʻo ia ka hoʻomākaukau ʻana iho i nā ʻimi naʻauao e ʻauamo i ka noiʻi o kēlā ʻano kēia ʻano e nui aʻe ai ko kākou ʻike i ka ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi i mau aku nō ke ola. He kālele ka papahana i nā kumuwaiwai moʻokalaleo Hawaiʻi he nui wale i loko o nā kenekulia 19 a 20 me ke kilo pū aku i ke ola o ka ʻōlelo a moʻomeheu Hawaiʻi o kēia wā.
The mission of the M.A. program in Hawaiian Language and Literature is to prepare scholars to carry out research to enhance our knowledge of Hawaiian language and culture in order to ensure their preservation and revitalization. The program draws upon the tremendous wealth of Hawaiian literary resources from the 19th and 20th centuries and examines the contemporary use of Hawaiian language and culture.
ʻO ka Papahana Laeoʻo ma ka ʻŌlelo a Moʻokalaleo Hawaiʻi ka papahana laeoʻo mua loa o ke Kulanui o Hawaiʻi ma Hilo, a ʻo ia nō hoʻi ka mua loa nāna i kālele ma kekahi o nā ʻōlelo ʻōiwi o ʻAmelika Hui Pū ʻIa. Ua hoʻokumu ʻia ia papahana no ka haumāna i poeko mua ka ʻōlelo waha a i mākaukau hoʻi ma ka heluhelu ʻana i ka ʻōlelo kākau o ka wā i hala a me kēia wā. ʻĀpono ʻia ka pūʻulu haumāna hou i kēlā me kēia makahiki ʻekolu. A hiki i kēia, mālama ke koleke i ke papahana Ala A wale nō, he ala nō hoʻi ia e pono ai ke kākau pepa puka ʻana.
The M.A. in Hawaiian Language and Literature was UH Hilo’s first graduate program and the first focusing on a Native American language in the United States. The program is designed for students who have already achieved fluency in spoken Hawaiian and competency in reading modern and historical Hawaiian texts. Student cohorts are accepted every three years. Currently, the college offers only a Plan A degree, which requires a thesis.
E ho‘oili a heluhelu i kēia palapala wehewehena papahana a me ka papa helu hō‘oia koina komo ma ka ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i a i ‘ole ma ka ‘ōlelo Pelekānia no ka ‘ike hou aku e pili ana i ka papahana kēkelē M.A.
Download and read this program description document and this program’s requirements checklist in Hawaiian or in English for more information about the M.A. program.