General Education Core: Structural Requirements (All Majors)

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 further information, see the Catalog Choice and Retroactivity (PDF) policy.

  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.)

1. Language Arts (GLA) (3 semester hours)

Students select one course of foreign language study, linguistics, or second-level English to fulfill this requirement. These courses engage students in the process of constructing, analyzing, and employing language. This requirement is met by taking one of the following courses.

These courses are also listed on the GL: Language Arts website.

Select one:

  • CHNS 100 Easy Chinese for Everyone (1) (effective Fall 2022)
  • CHNS 101 Elementary Chinese I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • CHNS 102 Elementary Chinese II (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I (4) (effective Fall 2015)
  • CS 200 Web Technology I (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • DRAM/ENG 318 Playwriting (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ELI 201 Academic Oral Communication 2 (4) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ELI 203 Academic Reading Strategies 2 (4) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ELI 204 Rhetorical Writing Styles 2 (4) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ENG 200A Lit Genres: Short Story/Novel (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG 200G Intro Graphic Novels & Comics (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ENG/WS 204 Intr Race/Gender Film Studies (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG/WS 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG/WS 206 Intro to Popular Culture (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG/WS 257 Multicultural Literature (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG/COM 285 Introduction to Media Writing (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG 286A Intro to Fiction Writing (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG 286B Intro to Poetry Writing (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG 287 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) (effective Fall 2016)
  • ENG 314 Advanced Multimedia Writing (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG/LING 350 Second Lang Acquisition Theory (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG/WS 423 Post-Colonial Literature (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG/WS 448 Graphic Novels and Comics (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ENG 484 ESL Materials & Methods (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • FIL 101 Elementary Filipino I (4) (effective Fall 2024)
  • FIL 102 Elementary Filipino II (4) (effective Fall 2024)
  • HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HAW 102 Elem Hawaiian II (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 101 Elementary Japanese I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 101S Elementary Japanese I, Special (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 102 Elementary Japanese II (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS 102S Elementary Japanese II Special (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 301 Third-Year Japanese I (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • JPNS/JPST 302 Third-Year Japanese II (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • JPNS/JPST/ENG 365 Japanese Lit in English (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 425 Translation Workshop (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • KHAW 103 First Lvl Trans Hawn Immersion (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immers (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 108 Accel First Lvl Hawn Immersion (8) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 133 First Lvl Hawn for Speakers (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 203 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers I (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 204 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers II (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 233 Second Level Hawn for Speakers (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • LING 133A Elem Indig Lang: Systematic (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 133B Elem Indig Langs: Navaho (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 133C Elem Indig Langs: Chuukese (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 133D Elem Indig Langs: Yupik (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 133E Elem Indig Langs: Samoan (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 133F Elem Indig Langs: Other (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233A Inter Indig Langs: Systematic (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233B Inter Indig Langs: Navaho (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233C Inter Indig Langs: Chuukese (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233D Inter Indig Langs: Yupik (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233E Inter Indig Langs: Samoan (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 233F Inter Indig Langs: Other (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LING 412 Discourse Analysis (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4) (effective Fall 2011)
  • SPAN 202 Interm Spanish II (4) (effective Fall 2011)

2. Quantitative Reasoning B (GQR) (3 semester hours)

These Quantitative Reasoning B courses enable students to understand the use of mathematical or symbolic concepts and require students to develop skills in chains of reasoning from data to conclusions.

These courses are also listed on the GQR: Quantitative Reasoning B website.

Note: This is a different requirement than the 3 credits Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) Foundations Requirement.

Select One:

  • AJ 380 Research Methodology for AJ (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ASTR 180 Princ Of Astron I (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 181 Princ Of Astron II (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 274 Principles of Analytical Chem (3) (effective Fall 2023)
  • CS 100 Prin Of Computer Sci (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CS 101 Digital Tools for Info World (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CS 135 Animation Programming (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CS 150 Intro To Computer Science I (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CS 171 Data Science Fundamentals in R (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • CS 172 Python for Data Analysis (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • DATA 101 Awesome Data Science Skills (3) (effective Fall 2023)
  • ECON 131 Intro To Macroeconomics (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ECON 340 Money & Banking (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ED 243 Math for Elementary Teachers I (3) (effective Fall 2024)
  • FIN 220 Personal Finance (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 201 Interp Geog Data (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • GEOG 280 Introduction to Geostatistics (3) (effective Fall 2023)
  • GEOL 170 Volcanoes and Earthquakes (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • KHWS 120 Kālaiʻikepilihelu (3) (effective Fall 2022)
  • MARE 250 Statistical Apps in Marine Sci (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 100 Survey Of Math (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) (Formerly offered as MATH 121 prior to Fall 2019) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 125 Applied Calculus (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 135 Precalc: Elementary Functions (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 135T Precal: Elem Funct w/ Tutorial (4) (effective Fall 2020)
  • MATH 140 Precalc:Trig/Analytic Geometry (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 140X Precalculus (4) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 211 Matrix Algebra w/Applications (3) (effective Fall 2023)
  • MATH 241 Calculus I (4) (Formerly offered as MATH 205 prior to Fall 2018) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 242 Calculus II (4) (Formerly offered as MATH 206 prior to Fall 2018) (effective Fall 2018)
  • MATH 243 Calculus III (3) (Formerly offered as MATH 231 prior to Fall 2018) (effective Fall 2018)
  • PHIL 345 Symbolic Logic (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • PSY 213 Statistical Techniques (4) (effective Fall 2018)
  • POLS 380 Methods Of Research (3) (Formerly offered as POLS 280) (effective Fall 2018)
  • QBA 200 Intro to Business Analytics (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • QBA 260 Business Statistics (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • SOC 280 Statistical Reasoning (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • SOC 280L Lab in Statistical Reasoning (1) (effective Fall 2018)