University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu students can explore the interdisciplinary certificate programs in the Humanities Division during a special virtual event, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, via Zoom.
The “Humanities Division Certificate Program Virtual Info Session + Talkstory Night” is a casual event where faculty will be available to chat with students about the Asian Studies, Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, and Music programs.
Dr. Jayson Chun, History professor and Asian Studies certificate coordinator at UH West O‘ahu, encourages students of all majors to attend the event and learn more about the various programs.
“In Asian Studies, you can learn about Asian history, culture, economics, and of course, anime or K-pop,” Chun said. “In the Hawaiian Language certificate, you can learn to read, write, and speak Hawaiian (‘ōlelo Hawai‘i), and go into fields like Native Hawaiian outreach or sustainable travel and tourism.”
Chun continued, “You can learn about Hawaiian and Pacific cultures in the Hawaiian-Pacific Studies certificate and go into fields like archaeology and historic preservation. And in the Music certificate, you can learn to produce your own music, and go into fields like music production or video game sound design.”
The event schedule includes an overview of the Humanities Division and the available certificate programs, and breakout room sessions (one breakout room per certificate) where faculty will share more information about their specific certificate program and answer questions.
Students interested in attending the “Humanities Division Certificate Program Virtual Info Session + Talkstory Night” can register for a virtual spot at http://go.hawaii.edu/2HR.