Leading in Pacific Islander Studies

It’s official! Starting in the Fall 2020 Semester, we will be offering an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Pacific Islands (PI) Studies.

“A certificate in Pacific Islander studies will enhance any major that we have at the U because it integrates political, social and cultural analysis of race, indigeneity and coloniality with other fields of study,” said Hokulani Aikau, director of Pacific Islands Studies. “The courses that comprise the certificate provide a critical lens for all students interested in fields such as public health, sustainability, climate change or engineering because the issues of concern in the Indigenous Pacific and the diaspora are relevant beyond the region or the single case study. Indeed, attention to these dimensions of power is essential in the political movement for black lives matter.”

If you’re interested in our new certificate, check out the curriculum on the General Catalog website and connect with our Transform advisor!

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