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Mānoa Institutional Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Students

Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) encompass the UH Mānoa undergraduate experience as a whole—academic and co-curricular. It is through the combined efforts of faculty, students, staff, and administrators that students achieve the ILOs.

The mission, vision and values statement for our General Education curriculum is closely tied to Mānoa’s ILOs as well.

1. Know—Breadth and Depth of Knowledge

Students develop their understanding of the world with emphasis on Hawai’i, Asia, and the Pacific by integrating
a. General Education knowledge (arts and humanities, biological sciences, languages, physical sciences, social sciences, technology);
b. Specialized study in an academic field; and
c. Understanding of Hawaiian culture and history.

2. Do—Intellectual and Practical Skills

Students improve their abilities to
a. Think critically and creatively;
b. Conduct research; and
c. Communicate and report.

3. Value—Personal and Social Responsibility

Students demonstrate excellence, integrity, and engagement through
a. Continuous learning and personal growth;
b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture;
c. Stewardship of the natural environment; and
d. Civic participation in their communities.

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