Integrative Requirements (All Majors)

Courses are certified for a period of five years to meet specific categories of the the Integrative requirements for a Bachelor's degree. Courses and the effective year each was certified to meet the Integrative requirement are listed below by course alpha, number, title and effective year. For more information, see the Catalog Choice and Retroactivity 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.)
  3. Courses which are certified for a General Education Core requirement and an Integrative requirement may be simultaneously counted for both.

Writing Intensive Requirement

Three courses, between 3 to 9 credits total.

Students select three different courses designated “WI,” one of which must be numbered 300 or above. Students should be aware that the requirement is for three separate WI courses, regardless of the number of semester hours earned in each course. A “WI” course is a discipline-specific content course in which writing plays a major, integrated role.

“WI” courses are certified each semester and are labeled as such in the semester course schedule.

The WI requirement for transfer students varies depending upon year of entry and transfer credits accepted by UH Hilo. Only after final transfer credit evaluation can it be determined how many WI courses a transfer student must take. The number of WI courses required for transfer students is displayed below.

Status (No. of accepted credits) 1 Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
1995-96 2 2 1 0
1996-97 and later 3 3 2 1

1 In Fall 2015, the number of credits required for each status changed. See the Classification of Students: Class Standing for credits required for each class standing.

For further information, visit the Writing Intensive website

Hawai'i Pan-Pacific Requirement

One 3-credit course.

Students select one semester course designated “HPP.” These courses investigate major aspects of the culture, language, economy, history, or natural environment of Hawaiʻi or of another indigenous culture or nation or region of the Pan-Pacific region (Oceania, Asia, the west coast of the Americas). Courses foster critical understanding of different cultural perspectives, values, and world views and the ability to acquire additional knowledge about these. These courses can also be found on the HPP: Hawaii Pan Pacific Requirement Web Page

  • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ANTH 389 Cultural Resource Management (3) [eff. 2011]
  • AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3) [eff. 2012]
  • ART 280 Aspects Of Asian Art (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ART 380 Art Of China (3) [eff. 2017]
  • ART 381 Art Of Japan (3) [eff. 2017]
  • BIOL/MARE 156 Nat Hist & Conservatn Hawn Isl (3) [eff. 2011]
  • CHNS 101 Elementary Chinese I (4) [eff. 2016]
  • CHNS 102 Elementary Chinese II (4) [eff. 2016]
  • CHNS 200 Conversational CHNS Business (3) [eff. 2015]
  • CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I (4) [eff. 2015]
  • CHNS 202 Intermediate Chinese II (4) [eff. 2015]
  • CHNS 350 Chinese Folklore and Symbolism (3) [eff. 2014] (Formerly offered as CHNS 250)
  • CHNS 360 Chns Hist Culture through Film (3) [eff. 2014] (Formerly offered as CHNS 260)
  • CHNS 381 Chns Cult thru Arch & Garden (3) [eff. 2014]
  • CS 135 Animation Programming (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ECON 330 Hawaiian Economy (3) [eff. 2014]
  • ECON 416 Asia-Pacific Econ Integration (3) [eff. 2012]
  • ENG 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ENG 286A Intro to Fiction Writing (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3) [eff. 2011]
  • FIL 101 Elementary Filipino I (4) [eff. 2016]
  • FIL 102 Elementary Filipino II (4) [eff. 2014]
  • FIL 200 Inter Conversational Filipino (3) [eff. 2014]
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (3) [eff. 2014]
  • FIL 333 Filipinos in Hawaii (3) [eff. 2016]
  • FIL 354 Filipino Culture (3) [eff. 2014]
  • GEOG 107 Hawaii in the Pacific (3) [eff. 2011]
  • GEOG/PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3) [eff. 2011]
  • GEOG 335 Geog Of Oceania (3) [eff. 2013]
  • GEOL 205 Geology Of Hawaiian Islands (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I (4) [eff. 2016]
  • HAW 102 Elem Hawaiian II (4) [eff. 2016]
  • HAW 107 [eff. 2016]
  • HAW 201 Intermediate Hawaiian I (4) [eff. 2016]
  • HAW 202 Inter Hawaiian II (4) [eff. 2016]
  • HAW 207 [eff. 2016]
  • HIST 284 History of Hawaii (3) previously HIST 274 [eff. 2011]
  • HIST/JPST 314 Hist of Jpn III: 20th Cent-Pre (3) [eff. 2014]
  • HIST 316 Pacific History I: To 1900 (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HIST 317 Pacific History II: From 1900 (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HIST 318 Hist China III: 20th Cent-Pres (3) [eff. 2014]
  • HIST 324 Militarization in the Pacific (3) [eff. 2016]
  • HIST 327 Environmental History--Pacific (3) [eff. 2016]
  • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3) [eff. 2016]
  • HWST 111 Hawaiian ʻOhana (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HWST/MUS 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia (3) [eff. 2013]
  • HWST/MUS 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HWST 474 Hula Kahiko (3) [eff. 2014]
  • HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3) [eff. 2013]
  • JPNS/JPST 301 Third-Year Japanese I (3) [eff. 2015]
  • JPNS/JPST 302 Third-Year Japanese II (3) [eff. 2015]
  • JPNS/JPST 361 Feminism in Japan (3) [eff. 2017]
  • JPNS/JPST/ENG 365 Japanese Lit in English (3) [eff. 2011]
  • JPNS/JPST 382 Gender & Min Japanese Comics (3) [eff. 2011]
  • JPST/JPNS/DRAM 383 Japanese Theatre & Performance (3) [eff. 2011]
  • JPST/JPNS 385 Postwar Japn thru Film & Lit (3) [eff. 2011]
  • JPNS/JPST 451 Structure Of Japanese I (3) [eff. 2014]
  • KHAW 103 First Lvl Trans Hawn Immersion (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 104 First Lvl Partial Hawn Immers (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 108 Accel First Lvl Hawn Immersion (8) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 133 First Lvl Hawn for Speakers (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 203 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers I (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 204 Second Lvl Univ Hawn Immers II (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 208 Accel Sec Lvl Univ Hawn Immers (8) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 233 Second Level Hawn for Speakers (4) [eff. 2013]
  • KHAW 453 Hawn Phonetics & Phonol (3) [eff. 2014]
  • KOR 101 Elementary Korean I (4) [eff. 2015]
  • KOR 102 Elementary Korean II (4) [eff. 2015]
  • LANG/JPST 200 Intro to Jpns & Chns Studies (3) [eff. 2017]
  • LING 442 Languages in Hawaiʻi (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MARE 140 Intro to Hawaiian Coral Reefs (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MARE 140L Intro Hawaiian Coral Reefs Lab (1) [eff. 2011]
  • MARE 156 Nat Hist & Conservatn Hawn Isl (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MGT 333 International Business Mgt (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MUS 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3) [eff. 2011]
  • MUS 195 Contemporary Island Music (3) [eff. 2017]
  • NRES 196 Intro to Natural Resource Mgmt (3) [eff. 2012]
  • NURS 350 Transcultural Care & Hlth Prom (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 300 History of Indian Philosophy (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 301 Hist Of Chinese Philosophy (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 302 Hist Of Buddhist Philosophy (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 343 Comparative Philosophy (3) [eff. 2016]
  • PHIL/JPST 430 Philosophy of Zen (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 435 Philosophy Of Tao (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 450 Mahayana Buddhist Phil (3)/JPST 450 Mahayana Buddhist Phil (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHPP 525 Complementary Medicine (3) [eff. 2012]
  • PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3) [eff. 2011]
  • POLS 351 Politics Of China (3) [eff. 2011]
  • POLS/JPST 353 Politics Of Japan (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PSY 475 Asian American Psychology (3) [eff. 2011]
  • SOC 370 Political Economy of Hawaiʻi (3) [eff. 2016]
  • SOC/JPST 414 Global Social Movements &Japan (3) [eff. 2016]
  • SOC 480 Practicum in Social Research (3) [eff. 2011]
  • SPAN 202 Interm Spanish II (4) [eff. 2015]

Global and Community Citizenship Requirement

Students select one semester course designated “GCC.” This course allows students to apply knowledge gained from their course of study to the global and/or local communities. These courses will provide first-hand awareness of local and global community and environmental issues and encourage interaction with community, business and/or government sectors in order to effect positive change. Additional courses may be certified. These courses can also be found on the GCC: Global and Community Citizenship Requirement Web Page

  • AG 230 Sustainable Agriculture (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ANSC 254 Fundamentals of Nutrition (3) [eff. 2016] (Formerly offered as ANSC 244)
  • ANSC 490 Animal Science Internship (3) [eff. 2015]
  • ANTH 389 Cultural Resource Management (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (3) [eff. 2014]
  • AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3) [eff. 2012]
  • BIOL 275 Fund Microbiology (3) [eff. 2012]
  • CHEM 111 Changed to CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society (3) [eff. 2012]
  • COM 344 Sustainability, Com & Culture (3) [eff. 2012]
  • COM 359 Intercultural Communication (3) [eff. 2015]
  • CS 460 Software Engineering I (3) [eff. 2012]
  • DNCE 419 Dance In Education (3) [eff. 2012]
  • DRAM 419 Drama in Education (3) [eff. 2012]
  • ED 210 Introduction to Teaching (3) [eff. 2012]
  • ENG 275 Literature of the Earth (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3) [eff. 2011]
  • ENTO 262 Intro Beekeeping (3) [eff. 2015]
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (3) [eff. 2014]
  • FIL 354 Filipino Culture (3) [eff. 2014]
  • GEOG/PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3) [eff. 2011]
  • GEOG 312 Food and Societies (3) [eff. 2013]
  • GEOG/WS 430 Gender, Place and Environment (3) [eff. 2011]
  • GEOL 100 Environmental Earth Science (3) [eff. 2014]
  • GEOL 300 Adv Environmental Earth Sci (3) [eff. 2011]
  • GEOL 370 Field Methods (3) [eff. 2011]
  • HORT 262 Princ Of Hort (3) [eff. 2012]
  • HWST 474 Hula Kahiko (3) [eff. 2014]
  • HWST 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3) [eff. 2013]
  • KES 450 Health Promotion Practicum (3) [eff. 2016]
  • KHAW 453 Hawn Phonetics & Phonol (3) [eff. 2014]
  • LING 432 Critical Applied Linguistics (3) [eff. 2013]
  • LING 442 Languages in Hawaiʻi (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 434 Teaching Marine Science (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 435 Marine Field Exper Tchers (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 480 Senior Internship (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 488 Kuula: Integrated Science (3) [eff. 2013]
  • MARE 495 Senior Seminar (3) [eff. 2017]
  • MGT 425 Bus Planning for New Ventures (3) [eff. 2011]
  • NURS 457 Collaborative Hlt Care, Ldrshp (3) [eff. 2011]
  • PHIL 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3) [eff. 2015]
  • PHIL 370 American Philosophy (3) [eff. 2015]
  • PHIL 375 Feminist Philosophy (3) [eff. 2015]
  • PHPP 501 Intr Pharm Prac Experiential I (1) [eff. 2012]
  • PHPP 503 Intr Pharm Prac Experien III (1) [eff. 2012]
  • PHPP 505 Intr Pharm Prac Experiential V (1) [eff. 2012]
  • PHYS 110 Physics of Contemporary Issues (3) [eff. 2012]
  • PHYS 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3) [eff. 2011]
  • POLS 101G Am Politics: Ntl Citizenship (3) [eff. 2013]
  • POLS 304 Liberalism and Globalism (3) [eff. 2012]
  • POLS/GEOG 325 Legal Geography (3) [eff. 2013]
  • POLS 334 Pol Bvr, Campaigns & Elections (3) [eff. 2015]
  • POLS 348 International Human Rights (3) [eff. 2017]
  • POLS 391 Internship (3–12) [eff. 2011]
  • POLS 481 Government Internship (3–15) [eff. 2015]
  • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3) [eff. 2012]
  • PSY 422 Psychology of Sustainability (3) [eff. 2012]
  • PSY 445 Practicum in Psychology (3) [eff. 2011]
  • SOC 260 Social Problems (3) [eff. 2013]
  • SOC/WS 363 Globalization, Gender, Fashion (3) [eff. 2016]
  • SOC 391 Internship (3–12) [eff. 2011]
  • WS 200 Gender Leadership & Soc Just (3) [eff. 2015]