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Eia Mānoa Summer Institute 2020

TUITION-FREE SUMMER SCHOOL is available for new, transfer & continuing Hawaiian students at UH Mānoa to take a class with a cohort of other Hawaiian students & taught by Hawaiian instructors!

The Eia Mānoa Summer Institute provides for-credit sheltered classes for incoming, freshmen, transfer, and continuing Hawaiian students to take courses as a cohort over the summer taught by amazing instructors and with enrichment programming embedded into the program itself.

Students earned credits toward graduation and as a supplement, participated in workshops that introduce them to student resources, prepare them with the necessary skills and tools for their first year in college, and helped them build a Hawaiian identity at UH Mānoa!

Summer institute classes are offered tuition-free saving students and families $1,900.00 per 3 credit class. Students need only pay summer school UH administrative fees of $143/class.

The following classes are now open for registration. Classes close as seats fill and seats are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis for qualified students.


Eia Mānoa Summer Institute Classes


HWST 107: Hawai’i – Center of the Pacific with Kāwelau Wright


July 6 – August 14, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:15 am *T,TH asynchronous)
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.


POLS 110: Introduction to Political Science with Kahala Johnson

(Monday – Friday, 10:30am – 11:45am)
What does it mean to study political science at an institution aspiring to be an Aloha ʻĀina place of learning? Following Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask’s emphasis that the cultural be political and the political cultural, students will engage place-based approaches to the practice of political science on lands belonging to Kanaka Maoli. The course will introduce learners to the Hawaiian concept of mana or power, tracing the mana of contemporary Hawaiian political science in four major turns: decolonization, assimilation, deoccupation, and resurgence.


Closed COMG 251: Effective Public Speaking with Sanoe Burgess

July 6 – August 14, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 9 – 10:15 am)
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.

*Fulfills DA (Arts Diversification) general education graduation requirement*


Closed ENG 100: Composition 1 with Scott Kaʻalele

July 6 – August 14, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 10:15 to 11:45)

Introduction to the rhetorical, conceptual and stylistic demands of writing at the university level; instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and writing from sources. This course is required by all students for graduation.

*Fulfills FW (Written Communication Foundations) and WI (Writing Intensive) general education graduation requirement*


Closed ES 101: Intro to Ethnic Studies with Kyle Kajihiro

July 6 – August 14, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 10:45am – 12 noon)

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.

*Fulfills HAP (Hawaiian, Asian, Pacific Issues) general education graduation requirement*


Closed HIST 152: World History Since 1500 with Uluwehi Hopkins

July 6 – August 14, 2020 (Monday – Friday, 9:30 – 10:45 am)
Historical narratives and global perspectives on human societies and cross-cultural interactions from 1500 to present; includes ways to think about the past and ways to use primary sources. Will include a study of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

*Fulfills FGB (Global and Multicultural Perspectives Foundation) general education graduation requirement*

Closed PACS 303: Pacific Art, Ritual and Performance with Joy Enomoto
(Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 12:095 pm)

Lecture, discussion, and workshop series surveys arts, ritual, and performance practices throughout the Pacific. Engaging with Pacific traditions of thought, and creative approaches to research.


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