Eia Mānoa & Kekaulike Summer Institutes 2019
The Eia Mānoa & Kekaulike Summer Institutes provided for-credit sheltered classes for incoming, transfer and continuing Hawaiian students to take courses as a cohort over the summer taught by Hawaiian instructors and with co-curricular support imbedded into the program itself. Students earned credits toward their college track, and as a supplement, participated in co-curricular activities that introduced them to student resources, prepared 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 were offered at a discount rate of approximately $225 (the cost of books were covered).
Eia Mānoa Summer Institutes
HWST 107 with TBA from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:15 pm)
This foundational Hawaiian Studies course reviews key issues facing Hawaiians and Pacific peoples including land, language, militarism, sovereignty and more. These issues are examined through the lens of Hawaiian and Pacific peoplesʻ familial relationship to land.
**Fulfills HAP general education graduation requirement**
ENG 100 with Scott Kaʻalele or Lauren Nishimura from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:15 am)
This course introduces students to writing at the college level. It is a graduation requirement for every University of Hawaiʻi student. The NHSS Summer Institute Eng 100 will be taught by a Hawaiian instructor who specializes in Hawaiʻi-based content and who will teach students college level writing through reading that explore Hawaiian issues, research and identity.
**Fulfills Eng100 general education graduation requirement**
HIST 151 with Uluwehi Hopkins from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:15 pm)
This survey class is the first segment in a two-part sequence dealing with significant historical events and differing perspectives in world civilizations from prehistory to the year 1500 C.E. What is prehistory? Itʻs when humans started interacting with and having an impact upon the world. We start out semester with the first “humans,” then take a snapshot view of the most influential and interesting societies that cam after. While we cannot explore every society that ever existed, we will journey to different areas throughout the world such as Persia, China, Africa, and the Pacific Ocean. Who was the first to develop agriculture? Who was the first to create a written language? Who were the most experience seafarers? Who is our society today modeled after? These are all the questions that will be addressed throughout this course.
**Fulfills FGA general education graduation requirement**
CHEM 110 with Dr. Cliff Kapono from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Time TBA)
This anthropogenic influence that we humans have on our environment is glaringly obvious. Over the last 200 years, Earthʻs delicate carbon cycle has gone through exponential disruption. In this course, we will compare and contrast carbon sources as we as identify how it is utilized in surfboard manufacturing. In particular, we will look at several examples of how the surd industry incorporates conventional petroleum-based materials into surfboard construction as well as discover bio-based alternatives. We will also discuss topics surrounding the commercialization of green chemistry.
**Fulfills DP general education graduation requirement and is cross listed as SUST 120, fulfilling requirement for Sustainability certificate**
COM/ES 425 with Dr. Patricia Buskirk from July 22 – August 9 (Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
Rapid development in digital technologies have made it possible for previously neglected or submerged communities to document their own stories making their experiences accessible and open for understanding. This course will introduce students to the fundamental of filmmaking. They will analyze the theories and methodologies of narratives and how it is used to help diverse peoples and cultures reclaim and promote their histories, experiences and contributions.
BIOL 172 and BIOL 172L with Dr. Keolu Fox from July 1 – August 9 (Monday – Friday, Time TBA)
This is an introductory biology course for all life science majors. Topics covered include cell structure and chemistry; growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe evolutionary diversity and adaptations in form, function, and structure of plants and animals, and explain factors that influence the survival, distribution and abundance of plants and animals on Earth, including impacts of humans. Prerequisites: CHEM (131, 151, 161, 171, or 181A) or concurrent, or consent.