AMCULT 372 - Hula - Creative Practice
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
Not available to students who have completed AMCULT 355 when taught with the topic "The Hula" (topic #1).
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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An immersive introduction to the indigenous Hawaiian tradition of hula. This course engages embodied learning as you learn fundamental aspects of hula movement vocabulary and principles of visualizing Hawaiian-language poetic texts. You will also experience and enact cultural protocols expected of dedicated students of hula. Your instructor is a recognized master of hula knowledge (and, yes, in possession of 2 Grammy awards).

Prerequisites: a body, attentive listening, and a thinking brain between your ears.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements: although the course focuses on movement acquisition, there are required written components: weekly journal entries, short low-stakes quizzes on movement sequences and vocabulary, a response essay on a full-length documentary film, and a Final Essay Experience (in place of a sit-down final exam). The major projects are creative: a curatorial project, and a creative term project.


Note: contrary to stereotypes, hula actually requires aerobic endurance. Climbing flights of stairs is excellent conditioning. Start now.

Class Format:

This course fulfills the LSA requirement in Creative Expression. It is not designed to fulfill the Humanities distribution.


AMCULT 372 - Hula - Creative Practice
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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