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AMST 150A America and the World (3)

Examines America’s role in world history and the influence of world affairs on U.S. culture and society. Focuses on U.S. interdependence with African, European, Native American, Asian, and Polynesian civilizations, from 1492 to present.

AMST 202A American Experience: Culture and the Arts (3)

Interdisciplinary course that examines diversity and changes in American values and culture– literature, film, visual arts, and architecture.

AMST 220A Introduction to Indigenous Studies (3)

Interdisciplinary survey that examines the histories, politics, popular representations, self-representations, and contemporary issues of the indigenous peoples of the U.S. and its territories, including Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Kanaka Maoli, Chamorro, and Samoans.

ANTH 151A Emerging Humanity (3)

Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. Restricted to students in the Honors Program.

ANTH 152A Culture and Humanity (3)

Introduction to cultural anthropology. How humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. Restricted to students in the Honors Program.

ART 101A Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)

Nature of the world’s visual arts and their influences on personal expression. Lectures, demonstrations, and studio practice. (Not for art majors or minors)

ART 175A Survey of Global Art I (3)

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from prehistory to the 15th century. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles. (Fall only)

ART 176A Survey of Global Art II (3)

Art produced in Asia, Africa, Native America, Europe, and the Pacific Islands, from the 15th century to the present. Religious and philosophical ideas expressed in architecture, painting, prints, sculpture, applied art, body art, and textiles. (Spring only)

ASAN 312A Contemporary Asian Civilization (3)

Multidisciplinary examination of problems and issues affecting peoples and institutions of contemporary Asia: ethnic, language, religious, and cultural differences; population growth; public health; economic development; political and social change; environmental problems; etc. Pre: 201 and 202, or consent.

ASTR 110A Survey of Astronomy (3)

Introduction to the astronomical universe: sky and celestial objects, planetary motion, planets and the Solar System, Sun and stars, the Milky Way and galaxies, cosmology and the universe.

ASTR 120A Astronomical Origins (3)

Formation of the sun and stars; origin of our solar system; formation and evolution of galaxies, including the Milky Way Galaxy; origin of chemical elements, and the beginnings of the cosmos. A-F only.

BOT 101A General Botany (3)

Growth, functions, and evolution of plants; their relations to the environment and particularly to humans and human activities.

BOT 105A Ethnobotany (3)

(2 Lec, 1 Demonstration) Plants and their influence on culture and history including: plant domestication and agriculture; plant biogeography and human migration; plant use in religious, medical, and shamanic traditions; and cultural aspects of plant conservation.

CHEM 181A Honors General Chemistry (4)

Rigorous, in-depth introduction to chemical principles with emphasis on experimental and applied aspects of modern chemistry. Pre: satisfactory placement exam score and MATH 215 (or concurrent) or MATH 241 (or concurrent) or MATH 251A (or concurrent) with a minimum grade of C. (Fall only)

CHN 101A Elementary Mandarin (4)

Listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar. Meets one hour, four times a week. Pre: placement test.

CHN 102A Elementary Mandarin (4)

Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent.

CHN 201A Intermediate Mandarin (4)

Continuation of 101 and 102. Meets one hour a day, four times a week. Pre: 102 or 103 or 105; or consent.

COMG 151A Personal and Public Speech (3)

Develops communication skills necessary to function effectively in today’s society. Students will enhance their communication skills in one-on-one situations, public speaking, and small group situations. Ideal for new majors and non-majors.

COMG 251A Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3)

Combined lecture/laboratory providing extensive practice in preparing and presenting effective public speeches with special emphasis on organization, outlining, audience analysis, analytical reasoning, and delivery skills.

ECON 130A Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Examination of the decision-making process of both households and firms. Analysis of the functioning of a competitive market system, using supply and demand models and the role of government in cases where the market system fails. Additional topics include the effects of international rate on the welfare of a nation and the effects of different competitive market structures on society.

ECON 131A Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

An introduction to macroeconomics–the study of the overall economy. Topics include the determination of national income, causes and effects of inflation, unemployment, and income inequality; causes and consequences of international differences in economic growth; sources of business cycle expansions and contractions; role of government policy in stabilizing the economy and promoting long-term growth; financial markets and monetary policy; taxes, spending, consequences of budget deficits, determination of trade imbalances, exchange rate fluctuations, and balance of payment crises.

ECON 300A Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)

Develops basic techniques and fundamental concepts used to study the overall macroeconomy and policies that affect it. Study the determinants of national income and long-run growth; causes and consequences of unemployment, inflation, and business cycle fluctuations; determination of foreign exchange rates and current account imbalances, and the role of government policy in various settings. Pre: 131 or consent.

ECON 301A Intermediate Microeconomics (3)

Develops basic techniques and fundamental concepts of microeconomic theory. Learn to use economic reasoning to understand the social consequences of decisions made by individual consumers, producers, and governments. Analyze the nature of market outcomes under alternative market structures, and further discuss possible welfare-improving government policies when markets fail to be efficient. Special attention is paid to the analysis of strategic behavior and markets with public goods and externalities. Pre: 130 or consent.

ECON 317A The Japanese Economy (3)

Analysis of Japan’s growth past and present. Does Japan’s economy look different in terms of its international trade structure, industrial structure, labor market, savings patterns, government policies, etc.? Does it matter? Pre: 120 or 130, or consent.

ECON 362A Trade Policy and Globalization (3)

Political economy of the world trading system. Case studies of trade cooperation and conflict under the World Trade Organization and other institutions. Future challenges, including investment policies, environmental and labor standards. Pre: 120, 130 or 131; or consent.

EDEF 352A The History of Education in Hawai‘i From Pre-contact to Statehood (3)

History of educational though and practices from pre-contact Hawaii through statehood. Social, intellectual, political, and cultural influences on indigenous, territorial, and state educational institutions; emphasis on white-settler colonialism, multiculturalism, assimilation, resistance, indigenous, and immigrant experiences. Repeatable one time. A-F only. (Spring only

ENG 100A Composition I (3)

Introduction to the rhetorical, conceptual and stylistic demands of writing at the university level; instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and writing from sources. Students may not earn credit for both ENG 100 and 190. Pre: placement. Freshmen only.

ENG 270A Introduction to Literature: Literary History (3)

Study of significant works of selected historical periods. A significant portion of class time is dedicated to writing instruction. Repeatable one time. Requires a minimum of 4,000 words of graded writing. Pre: FW.

ENG 271A Introduction to Literature: Genre (3)

Study of significant works of selected genres. A significant portion of class time is dedicated to writing instruction. Repeatable one time. Requires a minimum of 4,000 words of graded writing. Pre: FW.

ENG 272A Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature (3)

Study of significant works of selected cultures and cultural formations. A significant portion of class time is dedicated to writing instruction. Repeatable one time. Requires a minimum of 4,000 words of graded writing. Pre: FW.

ENG 273A Introduction to Literature: Creative Writing and Literature (3)

Study of significant works through analytical and creative writing. Repeatable one time. Pre: FW. No waiver.

ERTH 101A Dynamic Earth (3)

The natural physical environment; the landscape; rocks and minerals, rivers and oceans; volcanism, earthquakes, and other processes inside the Earth; effects of human use of the Earth and its resources. Field trip.

ES 101A Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

Basic concepts and theories for analyzing dynamics of ethnic group experiences, particularly those represented in Hawai‘i, and their relation to colonization, immigration, problems of identity, racism, and social class.

HIST 161A World Cultures in Perspective (3)

Development of civilizations from prehistoric origins to 1500. Offered as discussion and/or problems course. Alternative for 151 and 152; students in Honors program only.

HIST 162A World Cultures in Perspective (3)

Continuation of 161A. Development of civilization from 1500 to the present. Offered as discussion and/ or problems course. Alternative for 151 and 152; students in Honors program only.

HON 101 Introduction to Research and Creative Work at Mânoa (3)

Combines lectures by instructors and faculty guests with workshops and hands-on experience in small group projects, including bibliographic searches, laboratory science, social surveys and interviews. A significant portion is dedicated to writing instruction. Honors Program students only. A-F only.

HON 120 Mathematical Modes of Thinking (3)

Mathematics as both a language and a thought process expressed in that language. Historical and contemporary relations to culture. A-F only.

HON 190 Honors Tutorial (1)

Supplements a 100 or 200 lecture course or standard lab time with discussion section, instructor-intensive lab time or directed research. Limited enrollment. Repeatable three times.

HON 291 (Alpha) Sophomore Seminar (3)

Special inquiry-based study of multi-disciplinary topics in particular historical, cultural, geographical, environmental, or other contexts. Emphasis on primary sources and/or fieldwork and extensive instruction in writing. (B) biological science; (H) humanities; (P) physical science; (R) arts; (S) social science; (T) literature. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or departmental approval. DB for (B); DH for (H); DP for (P); DA for (R); DS for (S); DL for (T)

HON 301 Public Policy-Making (3)

Students develop understanding of theory, practice, and ethical issues of public policy-making. Combines lecture/ discussion and fieldtrips. Students develop policy analysis and strategic plans that identify issues, interests, and methods of influence. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or 291, or departmental approval. (Cross-listed as POLS 386)

HON 303 Civic Engagement, Volunteerism & Community Service (3)

Seminar on history and theory and practice of volunteerism in the U.S. Involves comparative study of volunteerism, individual research projects on volunteerism, and conduct of field service activities together with written reports. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or 291, or departmental approval.

HON 330 Honors Study Abroad Project (V)

Honors students participating in study abroad enhance their experience through an individually proposed project to be carried out in the host country. Project must be approved by the Honors and Study Abroad directors. Repeatable one time, up to three credits. Honors students only. Pre: consent of Honors director and Study Abroad director.

HON 333 Experiential Learning and Scholarly Engagement (3)

Students develop an understanding of theory and practice of experiential learning through direct engagement and focused scholarly reflection while assimilating and synthesizing new knowledge and developing critical thinking skills. Repeatable two times. Honors Program approval only. A-F only.

HON 340 The Publication Process (3)

Publication process focuses on experiential learning and ethics. Learn how to solicit contributions, review and edit articles, and learn about publishing from multiple perspectives. Repeatable one time. Honors students only. Pre: consent of Honors director and instructor. (Spring only)

HON 380 Peer Mentoring (3)

Students develop understanding of dynamics of leadership skills within the contexts of paired to large groups. Significant portion is dedicated to writing and oral communication instruction. Honors Program students only. Pre-semester training sessions, on-going training and supervision. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or departmental approval.

HON 491 Junior Seminar (3)

Project-based experiential learning involving community-based research or creative work. Focus on project design, practical skills, and teamwork. Significant portion is dedicated to writing instruction. Multi-disciplinary topics vary each semester. Honors Program students only. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

HON 492 Honors Colloquium (3)

Weekly meetings for discussion of enduring issues and problems of an interdisciplinary nature. Limited to candidates for Honors degree. CR/NC only.

HON 494 Honors Workshop (0)

Supplemental workshop for students beginning independent work on their senior honors thesis. HON students only. Junior or senior standing only. CR/NC only.

HON 495 Honors Thesis Proposal (3)

Library research skills; scholarship of research and creative work; methodological and ethical issues; development of individual proposal or prospectus for Senior Honors Project. Limited to candidates for the Honors degree. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only.

HON 496 Senior Honors Project (3)

Original research, creative work, performance or other form of scholarly project appropriate to a major and supervised by a faculty member. Limited to candidates for Honors degree. Repeatable one time for each major. A-F only.

HWST 107A Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (3)

An introduction to the unique aspects of the native point of view in Hawai‘i and in the larger Pacific with regards to origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and modern issues.

ICS 101A Digital Tools for the Information World (4)

Fundamental information technology concepts and computing terminology, productivity software for problem solving, computer technology trends and impact on individuals and society. Emphasizes the utilization of operating systems and the production of professional documents, spreadsheets, etc.

ICS 111A Introduction to Computer Science I (4)

Overview of the fundamentals of computer science emphasizing problem solving, algorithm development, implementation, and debugging/testing using an object-oriented programming language. Pre: Recommended: computer experience.

ICS 211A Introduction to Computer Science II (4)

(3 Lec, 1 3-hr. Lab) Reinforce and strengthen problem-solving skills using abstract data types and introduce software development practices. Emphasize the use of searching and sorting algorithms and their complexity, recursion, object-oriented programming, and data structures. Pre: grade of “B” or higher in 111 or consent.

IS 099 Mânoa International Exchange (V)

Designed for students accepted for participation in an international exchange program while enrolled at UH Mânoa. Repeatable unlimited times, credit for 12 credits only. CR/NC only. Pre: admittance to an international exchange program.

IS 100 Marine Option Program Seminar (1)

Overview of ocean issues and organizations involved with marine activities, management, education, research, and business. Exploration of internships, research, and career opportunities. Preparation of resumes, proposals, and professional presentations. Not a BIOL major elective. (Cross-listed as BIOL 104)

IS 206 Introduction to Applied Gerontology: Helping Yourself and Others to Thrive in Later Life (3)

Introduction to essential information on aging and the field of gerontology. Counters ageist stereotypes, develops skills for translating research into practice, and provides an introductory survey course for the undergraduate certificate in aging. A-F only

IS 250 Personal Development for Effective Teams (3)

Exploration and application of basic leadership theories and processes which foster personal and interpersonal development via cognitive experiential classroom methods and mentoring relationships with experienced peer leaders. (Cross-listed as ENGR 250)

IS 291 Community Service Practicum (V)

Supervised fieldwork in community agency, arranged by student. Repeatable one time. Pre: written proposal approved by Honors director and appropriate faculty advisor.

IS 300 Field Study (V)

Pre-arranged systematic field investigation of selected topics. Pre: written proposal approved by Honors director and appropriate faculty member. Repeatable up to 16 credits.

IS 300A Field Study (V)

Pre-arranged systematic field investigation of selected topics. Pre: written proposal approved by Honors director and appropriate faculty member. Repeatable up to 16 credits.

IS 305 Ethics, Aging & Society (3)

Addresses ethical issues in gerontology and long-term care for older adults as raised by public policy, health care problems, and social attitudes toward elders. Explores established practices and new directions for ethics in aging. A-F only.

IS 311 Independent Study Tutorial (V)

Independent study tutorial. A-F only.

IS 321 Native Americans and Native Hawaiians (3)

Comparative-contrastive examination of similarities and differences between Native Americans and Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous peoples of the U.S. with special attention to sociohistorical parallels and mutual contacts since contact with Europeans. Perspective is explicitly interdisciplinary by drawing not only on sociology and history, but also on archaeology, ethnology, linguistics and still other disciplines. A-F only. Pre: HIST 152 and an introductory course in cultural anthropology, political science or sociology; or consent. (Alt. years)

IS 322 Ethnohistory (3)

Review of ethnohistory, i.e. the interdisciplinary, holistic and inclusive investigation of the histories of native peoples drawing not only on documented sources, but also on ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, ecology and other disciplines as an alternative to conventional Eurocolonial history. A-F only. Pre: HIST 152, or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as ANTH 327)

IS 330 Information Technology and Culture (3)

Investigation of the impact of information technologies on contemporary culture from a variety of perspectives. A-F only. Pre: upper division or consent.

IS 331 Science and Culture (3)

Cultural studies of science from historical, philosophical, sociological and literary perspectives. Examination of intersections of science, race, gender and environment. A-F only. Pre: upper division or consent.

IS 340 Human Values and the Environment (3)

Examination of nature-culture dynamic over a range of contexts–literary ecology, systems ecology, political ecology, eco-feminism, environmental ethics–in order to articulate new possibilities for interdisciplinary understanding of the human place in nature. A-F only. Pre: any ENG DL or PHIL or GEO course, or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as SUST 340)

IS 347 Pidgin and Creole Languages (3)

Nature, history, structure, and geographic distribution of pidgins and creoles. Pre: LING 102 or consent. (Alt. years) (Cross-listed as LING 347)

IS 361 People, the Ocean and the Environment (3)

People’s impact on quality of coastal and ocean environments, especially Hawaiian; scientific, legal, socioeconomic aspects. Ocean pollution, ocean technology. Pre: OCN 201, ORE 202, or ZOOL 200; or consent.

IS 369 British Life and Culture (3)

For Study Abroad Program students participating in the UH Mânoa Semester in London. Emphasis is placed on understanding within historical contexts important issues for contemporary British society—particularly those of class, power, gender, and race. A-F only. Pre: participation in London Semester Program.

IS 399 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Directed reading and research. Repeatable two times.

IS 400 Ocean Internships and Research (V)

Students carry out marine-related internships, practica, research projects or field experience on-or off-campus with faculty guidance. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: minimum cum GPA of 2.5, junior or senior standing in any field of study and IS 100/BIOL 104 or consent, project proposal. (Cross-listed as BIOL 400)

IS 410 The Humboldt Brothers’ Legacy (3)

Life and thought of the two Humboldt brothers. Alexander (1769-1859) helped to lay the foundations of modern science, including geology, geography, botany, zoology, physiology and anthropology. Older, less well-known Wilhelm (1767–1835) was an influential statesman, classical scholar, man of letters, humanist, political philosopher, anthropologist and linguist, and founded the University of Berlin. Review of the two polymaths’ impact on modern science in the Americas, the Pacific and Asia. A-F only. Pre: upper-division or consent.

IS 414 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (3)

Introduction to the ethnographic study of speech and language. Pre: ANTH 152. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as ANTH 414 and LING 414)

IS 489 Environmental Practicum (3)

Field experience in study and abatement of environmental problems under faculty direction. Project proposal, narrative activity log, and documentary report are required. Pre: upper division standing, courses in appropriate discipline, and consent.

IS 499 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Directed reading and research. Repeatable one time.

IS 610 Field Study in Gerontology (V)

Individually designed field experience for advanced certificate in gerontology students. Placements arranged at community programs, research sites, and special projects at the Center on Aging. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

IS 611 Integrative Seminar in Gerontology (V)

Integrative seminar. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

IS 650 Principles of Applied Evolutionary Ecology: Biodiversity Loss, Biological Invasions and Emerging Disease (3)

Combined lecture-discussion on the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of the coupled process of biological invasion, disease emergence and biodiversity loss. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

IS 651L Laboratory A in Applied Evolutionary Ecology: Biodiversity Loss, Biological Invasions and Emerging Disease (2)

Combined lecture-laboratory on the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of the coupled process of biological invasion, disease emergence and biodiversity loss. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Once a year)

IS 652L Laboratory B in Applied Evolutionary Ecology: Biodiversity Loss, Biological Invasions and Emerging Disease (3)

Practical laboratory/ field rotation on the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of the coupled process of biological invasion, disease emergence and biodiversity loss. Continuation of 650 and 651L. A-F only. Pre: 650 and 651L, or consent. (Once a year)

IS 750 Topics in Biocultural Diversity and Conservation (3)

Biological, cultural, and linguistic conservation are intimately linked, but rarely studied simultaneously. Adopts a trans-disciplinary view of diversity and conservation of nature, cultures, and languages, along with issues in anthropology, law, and ethics. (Fall only)

MATH 251A Accelerated Calculus I (4)

Basic concepts; differentiation with applications; integration. Compared to 241, topics are discussed in greater depth. Credit allowed for at most one of 203, 215, 241, 251A. Pre: assessment and consent, or a grade of A in 140 and consent.

MATH 252A Accelerated Calculus II (4)

Integration techniques and applications, series and approximations, differential equations, introduction to vectors. Pre: 251A, or a grade of B or better in 241 and consent.

MATH 253A Accelerated Calculus III (4)

Vector calculus; maxima and minima in several variables; multiple integrals; line integrals, surface integrals and their applications. Pre: 252A.

MICR 140A Microbiology Laboratory (2)

(2 2-hr Lab) Primarily for students in nursing and dental hygiene. Pre: 130 (or concurrent).

MUS 107A Music in World Cultures (3)

Folk, popular, and art music from major regions of the world, with emphasis upon Asia and the Pacific; representative styles and regional characteristics.

PHIL 100A Introduction to Philosophy Survey of Problems (3)

Introduction to the kinds of problems that concern philosophers and to some of the solutions that have been attempted.

PHIL 101A Introduction to Philosophy: Morals and Society (3)

Philosophical attempts to evaluate conduct, character, and social practices.

PHIL 102A Asian Traditions (3)

Universal themes and problems from Asian perspective.

PHIL 110A Introduction to Deductive Logic (3)

Principles of modern deductive logic.

PHYS 170A Honors General Physics I (4)

Special format for topics: mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, wave motion, thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Pre: MATH 242 (or concurrent) or MATH 252A (or concurrent). MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. Co-requisite: 170L

PHYS 272A Honors General Physics II (3)

Special format for topics: electricity and magnetism and geometric optics. A-F only. Pre: 151 or 170 and MATH 242 or MATH 252A, MATH 216 may be substituted with consent. Co-requisite: 272L.

POLS 110A Introduction to Political Science (3)

Discussion of politics as an activity and of political problems, systems, ideologies, processes.

POLS 335A History of Political Thought (3)

Theories, approaches, concepts, and issues developed or raised in history of political philosophy and thought. Pre: any 100- or 200-level POLS course, or consent.

PSY 100A Survey of Psychology (3)

An overview of the field: psychophysiology, perception, learning, cognition, stress, personality, social psychology.

PSY 371A Abnormal Psychology (3)

Nature and causes of psychoses; abnormalities of intelligence; psychotherapy. Pre: 100. Recommended: 270.

REL 151A Religion and the Meaning of Existence (3)

Basic ideas and issues in contemporary religious thought about the meaning of existence.

REL 210A Understanding Christianity (3)

History of ideas concentrating on events, persons, and issues with the greatest impact on the evolution of Christianity.

SOC 100A Introduction to Sociology (3)

Basic social relationships, social structures, and processes.

SOC 300A Principles of Sociological Inquiry (4)

(3 Lec, 2 50-min Lab) Basic methods of sociology for production and analysis of data. Foundations for understanding research and for advanced courses in methods and statistics. Restricted to students in the honors program and required for students taking the honors track in sociology. A-F only.

SOCS 150A Street Science: Evaluating and Applying Evidence in Daily Life (3)

Develops necessary tools for effective reasoning and problem-solving through use and application of analytic techniques, including question formation, understanding/interpreting data presented in the public sphere, and evaluating the validity of sources. A-F only.

SPAN 201A Intermediate Spanish (3)

Continuation of oral practice and grammar study; increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. Pre: 102 or 103.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Continuation of 201. Oral practice and grammar study; increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. Pre: 201 or 258.

TIM 102A Food and World Cultures (3)

An integrated cross-cultural approach to the study of foods and cultures. Examine history, concepts, principles of cultures and cuisines, the background of food tradition including habitat, social status, religious beliefs, gender, and other environmental considerations. A-F only.

UNIV 102 Using Data to Guide the Career Search (3)

Introduction to probability and statistics; including standard deviation, calculations, and inferences about means, normal distributions, and linear correlation. Integrates occupational outlook data from O*NET to understand how to link majors with careers.

UNIV 131 Academic and Personal Exploration (1)

Seminar introduces students to goal setting, time management, major exploration, academic planning, service-learning opportunities, student/faculty meetings, financial literacy, and encourages frequent self-reflection. Instructor approval required. A-F only.

UNIV 132 Academic and Career Exploration (1)

Seminar introduces exploratory students to major and career exploration resources, guides students in developing personal, academic, and career goals and plans, and encourages frequent self-reflection. Instructor approval required. A-F only. (Spring only)

UNIV 240 Fresh-More Experience (1)

Seminar provides freshmen and sophomores with the knowledge and skills to thrive in college and beyond. Topics include major, career, and graduate school exploration. May not be taken concurrently or after UNIV 340. Freshmen and sophomores only. Exploratory designations only. A-F only.

UNIV 327 Metacognitive Strategies for College Success (3)

Theories of the memory processes and the application of the Information Processing Systems in developing metacognitive strategies for college classroom success. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only.

UNIV 340 Academic Exploration Through Advising (3)

Major exploration designed to assist exploratory students in the process of researching personal, career, and educational goals and the impact of these goals on the decision-making process. Emphasis on self-reflection and identity. Sophomore standing. A-F only.

UNIV 350 Mânoa Peer Advisor Training Course (6)

Intensive course designed for peer advisor trainees to learn General Education requirements, university policies and procedures, and campus resources. Trainees also develop skills and strategies necessary to provide quality advising to their fellow students. A-F only (Summer only)

UNIV 370 Financial Literacy Peer Educator Training Course (3)

Intensive course designed for peer educator trainees to learn principles of personal finance, including budgeting, credit, insurance, buying a home or automobile, savings, and financing education. Trainees will develop communication, facilitation, and practical leadership skills. Repeatable one time. A-F only. (Summer only)

UNIV 387 Collaborative Learning: Foundations of Tutoring (3)

Theory and practice of collaborative learning in academic contexts. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: consent.

UNIV 421 Passages (3)

Interactive course develops mentoring skills and relationships with peers, mentors, and “elders.” Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only. (Summer only)

UNIV 450 Mânoa Peer Advisor Leader Training and Leadership Practicum (6)

A reflective apprenticeship in which Peer Advisor Leaders solidify their understanding of advising and learn more about leadership and deepen their facilitation, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills by mentoring a cohort of peer advisor trainees. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 350 (or equivalent course) (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only

UNIV 499 Directed Reading or Research (V)

Individual reading or research. Repeatable one time, up to six credits. Junior standing. A-F only. Pre: consent.

UROP 399 Faculty Mentored Research and Creative Work Project (V)

Directed research for undergraduate students conducting faculty-mentored research or creative work projects. Repeatable three times, up to ten credits. CR/NC only. Pre: consent of UROP director and student faculty mentor. (Summer only)

WS 151A Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)

Introduction to feminist interdisciplinary analysis from global and critical perspectives; relationships between women and men from Asia-Pacific, Hawaiian, and other cultures. Focus on gender, race, class, sexual dynamics, and women’s negotiations with institutional dynamics. Honors students only. A-F only. Pre: departmental approval.