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General Education Core: Area Requirements (All Majors)

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Courses are certified for a period of five years to meet specific categories of the General Education requirements and the Integrative requirements for a Bachelor's degree. Courses and the effective year each was certified to meet either a General Education or Integrative requirement are listed below by course alpha, number, title and effective year. For more information, see the Catalog Choice and Retroactivity policy: hilo.hawaii.edu/policies/documents/Catalog_copy_and_retroactivity.pdf.

  1. No course may be counted for more than one General Education CORE requirement. Students are cautioned that, in a few instances, a single course has been certified for more than one of the General Education Basic or Area Requirements. However, students completing such a course may only receive credit toward a single such requirement. They will be offered their choice of which requirement is satisfied and will be expected to fulfill the other requirement(s) with other courses.
  2. Courses which meet both major requirements and General Education Core or Integrative requirements may be simultaneously counted for both. (Courses are not excluded from meeting the UH Hilo General Education requirements solely because they also may be required for a major.)
  3. Courses which are certified for a General Education Core requirement and an Integrative requirement may be simultaneously counted for both.

1. Humanities Electives (6 semester hours)

Students select one semester course in one area and a second semester course in a different area. These courses use the terminology of the visual, performing, or creative arts; or of the study of philosophy, language, communication, or religion; or of literary representations.

  • ART 101  Introduction to Visual Arts (2011)
  • ART 109  Introduction to Drawing & Painting (2011)
  • ART 175 Survey of World Art I (2014)
  • ART 176 Survey of World Art II (2014)
  • ART 270  Aspects of Western Art (2011)
  • ART 280  Aspects of Asian Art (2011)
  • BIOL/PHIL 392  Biology & Philosophy (2011)
  • CHNS 101  Elementary Chinese I (2011)
  • CHNS 102  Elementary Chinese II (2011)
  • CHNS 107  Accelerated Elementary Chinese (2012)
  • CHNS 250 Chinese Folklore and Symbolism (2014)
  • CHNS 260 Chinese History and Culture through Film (2014)
  • CHNS 381 Chinese Culture through Architecture and Gardens (2014)
  • COM 100  Human Communication in a Diverse Society (2012) 
  • COM 270  Introduction to Theories of Human Communication (2011)
  • DNCE 160 Ballet I (2014)
  • DNCE 180 Jazz Dance I (2014)
  • DNCE 190 Modern Dance I (2014)
  • DNCE 251  Introduction to Dance (2011)
  • DNCE 260 Ballet II (2014)
  • DNCE 280 Jazz Dance (2014
  • DNCE 290 Modern Dance I (2014)
  • DNCE 360 Choreography (2014)
  • DNCE 460 Ballet IV (2014)
  • DNCE 419  Dance in Education (2012)
  • DRAM 271  Introduction to Theatre (2011)
  • DRAM 419  Drama in Education (2012)
  • ENG 200A, B, C, D, E, F  Introduction to Literary Genres (2011)
  • ENG/WS 201  Global Cinema (2011)
  • ENG/WS 202  Literature of Human Rights (2011)
  • ENG/WS 204  Introductory Race/Gender Film Studies (2011)
  • ENG 205  Hawaiʻi on Screen (2011)
  • ENG/WS 206  Introduction to Popular Culture (2011)
  • ENG 240 British Literature's Greatest Hits (2014)
  • ENG 253  World Literature: Class – 17th Cent (2011)
  • ENG 254  World Literature: 17th Cent – Pres(2011)
  • ENG/WS 257  Multicultural Literature (2011)
  • ENG 275  Literature of the Earth (2011)
  • ENG 286A  Introduction to Fiction Writing (2011)
  • ENG 286B  Introduction to Poetry Writing (2011)
  • ENG 289  The Rhetoric of Food (2011)
  • ENG 290  Literature and Medicine (2011)
  • ENG 323  The Literature of Hawaiʻi (2011)
  • ENG 345  Children & Literature (2011)
  • ENG 355  Women in Modern Literature and Film(2012)
  • ENG/WS 423  Post-Colonial Literature (2011)
  • ENG 430  Pacific Islands Literature (2011)
  • ENG 462  Shakespeare II (2012)
  • FIL 102 Elementary Filipino II (2014)
  • FIL 200 Intermediate Filipino (2014)
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (2014)
  • FIL 354 Filipino Culture (2014) 
  • FR 101  Elementary French I (2011)
  • FR 102  Elementary French II (2011)
  • HAW 101/107  Elementary Hawaiian I (2011)
  • HAW 102/107  Elementary Hawaiian II (2011)
  • HAW 201/207  Intermediate Hawaiian I (2011)
  • HAW 202/207  Intermediate Hawaiian II (2011)
  • HWST/MUS 175  Intro. to Music of Polynesia (2013)
  • HWST/MUS 176  History & Development of Hawaiian Music (2011)
  • HWST 211  Hawaiian Ethnobotany (2011)
  • HWST 213  Hawaiian Ethnozoology (2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 101  Elementary Japanese I (2011) 
  • JPNS/JPST 102  Elementary Japanese II (2011)
  • JPNS 107  Accelerated Elementary Japanese (2012)
  • JPNS/JPST 201  Intermediate Japanese I (2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 202  Intermediate Japanese II (2011)
  • JPST/JPNS 382  Gender & Minority Issues in Japanese Comics (2011)
  • JPNS/JPST/ENG 365  Japanese Literature in English (2013)
  • JPST/JPNS/DRAM 383  Japanese Theatre & Performance (2011)
  • JPST/JPNS 385  Postwar Japan thru Film/Literature (2011)
  • JPST/JPNS 451 Structure of Japanese I (2014) 
  • KHAW 103  First Level Trans Hawaiian Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 104  First Level Partial Hawaiian Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 108  Accel First Level Hawaiian Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 133  First level Hawaiian for Speakers (2013) 
  • KHAW 203  Second Level Univ. Hawaiian Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 204 Second Level Univ. Hawaiian Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 208  Accel Second Level Univ. Hawaiian  Immersion (2013)
  • KHAW 233  Second Level Hawaiian for Speakers (2013)
  • LING 102  Introduction to Linguistics (2011)
  • LING 133  Elem. Indigenous Language (2013)
  • LING 233  Intermediate Indigenous Language (2013)
  • LING 412  Discourse Analysis (2011)
  • MUS 141  Computer Music (2013)
  • MUS 176  History and Development of Hawaiian Music (2011)
  • MUS 166 Music in World Cultures (2014)
  • MUS 180 Elementary Music Theory (2014)
  • PHIL 100  Introduction to Western Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 101  Intro to Eastern Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 209  Reasoning (2011)
  • PHIL 211  History of Ancient Philosophy (2011) 
  • PHIL 213  History of Modern Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 220  Social Ethics (2011)
  • PHIL 230  Belief, Knowledge & Truth (2011)
  • PHIL 300  History of Indian Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 301  History of Chinese Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 302  History of Buddhist Philosophy (2011)
  • PHIL 310  Metaphysics (2011)
  • PHIL 315  Ethical Theory (2011)
  • PHIL 323  Professional Ethics (2011)
  • PHIL 327 Bioethics (2014)
  • PHIL 330  Philosophy of Art (2011)
  • PHIL 340  Philosophy of Religion (2011)
  • PHIL 381  Philosophy of Wittgenstein (2011)
  • PHIL 390  History & Philosophy of Science (2011)
  • PHIL/WS 393  Normality, Abnormality & Society (2011)
  • PHIL/JPST 430  Philosophy of Zen (2011)
  • PHIL 435  Philosophy of Tao (2011)
  • PHIL/JPST 450  Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy (2011)
  • SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I (2011)
  • SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II (2011)
  • SPAN 201  Intermediate Spanish I (2011)
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (2011)
  • SPAN/WS 368 Latin American Women’s Literature (2011)
  • WS 393 Normality, Abnormality, & Society (2011)

2. Social Sciences Electives (6 semester hours)

Students select one semester course in one area and a second semester course in a different area. These courses use the terminology of theories, structures, or processes in the social or psychological sciences and engage students in the systematic study of human behavior, both social and individual.

  • ANTH 100  Cultural Anthropology (2011)
  • ANTH 110  Archaeology (2011)
  • ANTH/WS 320  Cross-Cultural Study of Women (2011)
  • ANTH/WS 324  Culture, Sex & Gender (2011)
  • ANTH 372  Culture through Film (2011)
  • ANTH 385  Hawaiian & Pacific Prehistory (2011)
  • ANTH 389  Cultural Resource Management (2011)
  • ANTH 415  Medical Anthropology (2014)
  • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (2014)
  • BUS 100  Introduction to Business (2011)
  • COM 270  Introduction to Theories of Human Communication (2012)
  • ECON 100  Introduction to Economics (2011)
  • ECON 130  Introduction to Microeconomics (2011)
  • ECON 131  Introduction to Macroeconomics (2011)
  • ECON 340  Money & Banking (2011)
  • ECON 416  Asian-Pacific Economic Integration (2012)
  • ED 210  Introduction to Teaching (2012)
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (2014)
  • FIL 354 Filipino Culture (2014)
  • GEOG 102  Geography of World Cultural Regions (2011)
  • GEOG 103  Geography & Contemporary Society (2011)
  • GEOG 105  Geography of United States (2011)
  • GEOG 107  Hawaiʻi in the Pacific (2011)
  • GEOG 312  Food and Societies (2013)
  • GEOG/WS 430  Gender, Place and Environment (2011)
  • HIST 151  World History: To 1500 (2011) 
  • HIST 152  World History: From 1500 (2011)
  • HIST 284  History of Hawaiʻi (2011)
  • HIST/JPST 314 History of Japan III: 20th Century-Present (2014)
  • HIST 316  Pacific History I: To 1900 (2011)
  • HIST 317  Pacific History II: From 1900 (2011)
  • HIST 318 History of China III: 20th Century-Present (2014)
  • HON 100  Opening Colloquium (2011)
  • HWST 111  Hawaiian ʻOhana (2011)
  • LING 432  Critical Applied Linguistics (2013)
  • MGT 333  International Business Management (2011)
  • NURS 350  Transcultural Care & Health Promotion (2011)
  • NURS 457  Collaborative Health Care, Leadership (2011)
  • POLS 101  American Politics: National (2011)
  • POLS 101G  American Politics: Nat’l Citizenship (2013)
  • POLS 201  Intro to  Political Theory (2013)
  • POLS 220  Introduction to Legal Systems (2011)
  • POLS 242  Introduction to World Politics (2011)
  • POLS 251  Introduction to Comparative Politics (2011)
  • POLS 304  Liberalism and Globalism (2011)
  • POLS 331  Presidency & Congress (2011)
  • POLS/WS 341  Women & War (2011)
  • POLS 351  Politics of China (2011)
  • POLS/JPST 353  Politics of Japan (2011)
  • POLS 360  Public Administration (2011)
  • POLS 391  Internship (2011)
  • PSY 100  Survey of Psychology (2011)
  • PSY 312  Evaluation Research (2011)
  • PSY 323  Community Psychology (2011)
  • PSY 390  Industrial & Organizational Psychology (2011)
  • PSY 445  Practicum in Psychology (2011)
  • PSY 475  Asian American Psychology (2011)
  • SOC 100  Principles of Sociology (2011)
  • SOC 240  Social Psychology (2011)
  • SOC 260  Social Problems (2011)
  • SOC 280  Statistical Reasoning (2011)
  • SOC 280L  Lab in Statistical Reasoning (2011)
  • SOC 480  Practicum in Social Research (2011)
  • WS 151  Introduction to Women’s Studies (2011)
  • WS 341  Women & War (2011)
  • WS 352  Gender and Sexuality (2012)
  • WS 357  Women & Religion (2011)
  • WS 430  Gender, Place & Environment (2011)

3. Natural Sciences Electives (7 semester hours, including 1 ­semester hour of an associated laboratory)

Students select one semester course in one area and a second semester course with its associated lab in a different area. These courses use the terminology of computational, physical or biological sciences and include knowledge and theories of the computational, physical or biological sciences. Additional courses may be certified.

Certified lecture courses with certified labs

  • ASTR 110 and 110L  General Astronomy and Lab (2011)
  • BIOL 101 and 101L  General Biology and Lab (2011)
  • BIOL 275 and 275L  Fundamentals of Microbiology and Lab (2012)
  • CHEM 100 and 100L Chemistry and Society and Lab (2013)
  • CHEM 111 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors (2012) and Lab (2013) 
  • CHEM 114 and 114L  Introductory Chemistry and Lab (2011)
  • CHEM 124 and 124L  General Chemistry I and Lab (2011)
  • CHEM 125 and 125L  General Chemistry II and Lab (2011)
  • GEOL 100 and 100L  Environmental Earth Science and Lab (2011)
  • GEOL 111 and 111L  Understanding the Earth and Lab (2011)
  • MARE 140 and 140L  Introduction to Hawaiian Coral Reefs and Lab (2011)
  • MARE/BIOL 171 and 171L  Marine Biology – Diversity and Lab (2011)
  • MARE 201 and 201L  Oceanography and Lab (2011)

Certified lecture courses without labs

  • AG 100  Introduction to Agricultural Sciences (2011)
  • AG 230  Sustainable Agriculture (2011)
  • AGBU 110  Microcomputing for Agriculture (2012)
  • ANSC 175  Animal Behavior (2011)
  • AQUA 262  Introduction to Aquaculture (2012)
  • ASTR 180  Principles of Astronomy I (2011)
  • BIOL/MARE 156  Natural History & Conservation of the Hawaiian Islands (2011)
  • CHEM 100/111 and 100L/111L  Chemistry for Non-Science Majors (2012)
  • CHEM 141  Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (2012)
  • CS 100  Principles of Computer Science (2011)
  • CS 101  Digital Tools for the Informational World (2011)
  • CS 102/MATH 111  MS Office Tools for Math & Science (2011)
  • CS 130  Beginning Graphics, Game Programming (2011)
  • CS 135  Animation Programming (2011)
  • CS 150  Introduction to Computer Science I (2011)
  • CS 201  Web Technology II (2011)
  • CS 282  Computer Competency for Business (2012)
  • ENSC 100  Introduction to Environmental Science (2011)
  • GEOG 101  Geography and the Natural Environment (2012)
  • GEOL 170  Volcanoes and Earthquakes (2012)
  • GEOL 205  Geology of Hawaiian Isle (2011)
  • GEOL 300  Advanced Environmental Earth Science (2011)
  • HORT 262  Principles of Horticulture (2012)
  • KES 206  Basic Human Movement (2011)
  • KES 207  Basic Human Nutrition (2011)
  • MARE 110  Current Issues in Marine Science(2011)
  • MARE 172  Marine Biology-Cellular (2011)
  • MARE 282  Global Change (2011)
  • MARE 310  The Atoll Ecosystem (2011)
  • MATH 100  Survey of Math (2011)
  • MATH 104  Precalculus Math (2011)
  • MATH 104F Precalculus I: Functions (2011)
  • MATH 104G Precalculus II: Trigonometry & Geometry (2011)
  • MATH 115  Applied Calculus (2011)
  • MATH 121  Introduction to Statistics & Probability (2011)
  • MATH 205  Calculus I (2011)
  • MATH 206  Calculus II (2011)
  • MATH 231  Calculus III (2011)
  • NRES 196  Introduction to Natural Resource Management (2012)
  • PHYS 110 Physics of Contemporary Issues (2012)
  • PHYS 115 Physics for Liberal Arts (2011)
  • PHYS/GEOG 120  Weather & Climate of Hawaiʻi (2011)
  • QBA 260  Business Statistics (2011)

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