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GH. Humanities Requirement Fall 2017 and thereafter

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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.

These courses are certified as meeting the Humanities requirement effective Fall 2011 and thereafter, including 2017-18. Students using the 2017-18 catalog who wish to apply to the Humanities requirement courses not listed on this page must submit a Request for Modification of Academic Requirement form.

Select two (in different areas):

  • ART 101 Introduction to Visual Arts
  • ART 109 Introduction to Drawing & Painting
    [ Expired Summer 2016 ]
  • ART 175 Survey of World Art I *
  • ART 176 Survey of World Art II *
  • ART 270 Aspects of Western Art
  • ART 280 Aspects of Asian Art
    [ Expired Summer 2016 ]
  • ART 380 Art of China
  • ART 381 Art of Japan
  • BIOL 392 Biology & Philosophy
  • CHNS 101 Elementary Chinese I
  • CHNS 102 Elementary Chinese II
  • CHNS 107 Accelerated Elementary Chinese *
  • CHNS 200 Conversational Chinese for Business *
  • CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHNS 202 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHNS 250 Chinese Folklore and Symbolism *
  • CHNS 260 Chinese History and Culture through Film *
  • CHNS 381 Chinese Culture through Architecture & Gardens *
  • COM 100 Human Communication in Diverse Society
  • COM 270 Introduction to Theories of Human Communication
  • DNCE 160 Ballet I
  • DNCE 180 Jazz Dance I
  • DNCE 190 Modern Dance I
  • DNCE 251 Introduction to Dance *
  • DNCE 260 Ballet II
  • DNCE 280 Jazz Dance II
  • DNCE 290 Modern Dance II
  • DNCE 360 Ballet III
  • DNCE 419 Dance in Education
  • DRAM 271 Introduction to Theatre *
  • DRAM 383 Japanese Theatre & Performance *
  • DRAM 419 Drama in Education
  • ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Genres
  • ENG 200G Introduction to Graphic Novels and Comics
  • ENG 201 Global Cinema *
  • ENG 202 Literature of Human Rights *
  • ENG 204 Introductory Race/Gender Film Studies *
  • ENG 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen *
  • ENG 206 Introduction to Popular Culture *
  • ENG 240 British Literature's Greatest Hits *
  • ENG 253 World Literature: Class – 17th Century
  • ENG 254 World Literature: 17th Century – Present
  • ENG 257 Multicultural Literature *
  • ENG 275 Literature of the Earth
  • ENG 286A Introduction to Fiction Writing *
  • ENG 286B Introduction to Poetry Writing *
  • ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric
  • ENG 289 The Rhetoric of Food *
  • ENG 290 Literature and Medicine *
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi
  • ENG 345 Children & Literature
  • ENG 355 Women in Modern Literature and Film
  • ENG 365 Japanese Lit in English
  • ENG 423 Post-Colonial Literature
  • ENG 430 Pacific Islands Literature
  • ENG 448 Graphic Novels and Comics
  • ENG 462 Shakespeare II
  • FIL 101 Elementary Filipino 1
  • FR 101 Elementary French I
  • FR 102 Elementary French II
  • HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I
  • HAW 102 Elementary Hawaiian II
  • HAW 105 Intensive Elementary Hawaiian
    (renumbered from 107 eff. Fall 2012) *
  • HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I
  • HAW 202 Intermediate Hawaiian II
  • HAW 206 Intensive Intermediate Hawaiian
    (renumbered from 207 eff. Fall 2012) *
  • HWST 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia
  • HWST 176 History & Development of Hawaiian Music
  • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany
  • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology
  • JPNS/JPST 101 Elementary Japanese I
  • JPNS/JPST 102 Elementary Japanese II
  • JPNS/JPST 107 Accelerated Elementary Japanese **
  • JPNS/JPST 201 Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPNS/JPST 202 Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPNS/JPST 301 Third-Year Japanese I
  • JPNS/JPST 302 Third-Year Japanese II
  • JPNS/JPST 361 Feminism in Japan
  • JPNS/JPST 365 Japanese Lit in English
  • JPNS/JPST 382 Gender & Minority Issues in Japanese Comics **
  • JPNS/JPST 383 Japanese Theatre & Performance **
  • JPNS/JPST 385 Postwar Japan thru Film/Literature **
  • JPST 430 Philosophy of Zen
  • JPST 450 Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy
  • JPNS/JPST 451 Structure of Japanese I
  • KHAW 103 First Lvl Trans Hawn Immersion *
  • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immersion *
  • KHAW 108 Accel First Level Hawn Immers (new title for 107 eff Fall 2013) *
  • KHAW 133 First Lvl Hawn for Speakers *
  • KHAW 203 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers I *
  • KHAW 204Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers II *
  • KHAW 208Accel First Lvl Hawn Immersion *
  • KHAW 233 Second Level Hawn for Speakers *
  • KOR 101 Elementary Korean I
  • KOR 102 Elementary Korean II
  • LANG/JPST 200 Intro to Japanese & Chinese Studies
  • LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 133 Elementary Indigenous Languages
  • LING 233 Intermediate Indigenous Languages
  • LING 412 Discourse Analysis *
  • MUS 102 University Chorus
  • MUS 141 Computer Music *
  • MUS 160 Intro to Music Literature
  • MUS 163 American Music & Popular Culture
  • MUS 165 Introduction to Jazz
  • MUS 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia
  • MUS 176 History and Development of Hawaiian Music
  • MUS 180 Elementary Music Theory
  • MUS 195 Contemporary Island Music
  • MUS 365 History of Western Music I
  • MUS 366 History of Western Music II
  • MUS 404 Kapili Choir
  • MUS 465 The World and the Composer
  • PHIL 100 Introduction to Western Philosophy
  • PHIL 101 Intro to Eastern Philosophy
  • PHIL 180 Love and Sex *
  • PHIL 209 Reasoning
  • PHIL 211 History of Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL 213 History of Modern Philosophy
  • PHIL 220 Social Ethics
  • PHIL 230 Belief, Knowledge & Truth
  • PHIL 300 History of Indian Philosophy
  • PHIL 301 History of Chinese Philosophy
  • PHIL 302 History of Buddhist Philosophy
  • PHIL 304 Philosophy and Cultural Diversity *
  • PHIL 310 Metaphysics
  • PHIL 313 19th Century Philosophy
  • PHIL 315 Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 323 Professional Ethics
  • PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 330 Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 340 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHIL 343 Comparative Philosophy
  • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Sport
  • PHIL 370 American Philosophy *
  • PHIL 375 Feminist Philosophy *
  • PHIL 381 Philosophy of Wittgenstein
  • PHIL 390 History & Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 392 Biology & Philosophy
  • PHIL 393 Normality, Abnormality & Society
  • PHIL 430 Philosophy of Zen
  • PHIL 435 Philosophy of Tao
  • PHIL 450 Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy
  • SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II *
  • SPAN 368 Latin American Women's Literature *
  • SPAN 369 Latin and Global Documentaries & Film: Critical Analysis *
  • WS 201 Global Cinema *
  • WS 202 Literature of Human Rights *
  • WS 204 Introductory Race/Gender Film Studies *
  • WS 206 Introduction to Popular Culture *
  • WS 257 Multicultural Literature *
  • WS 359 UNKNOWN Women's Studies*
  • WS 368 Latin American Women's Literature *
  • WS 393 Normality, Abnormality, & Society
  • WS 423 Post-Colonial Literature *