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 (PDF).

  1. No course may be counted for more than one General Education Foundation or Diversification requirement. Students are cautioned that, in a few instances, a single course has been certified for more than one of the General Education Diversification, Structural or Integrative 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 Foundation, Diversification, Structural 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 Diversification or Structural requirements 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 WI: Writing Intensive website.

Hawaiʻi 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 website.

  • ANTH 357 Change in The Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ANTH/JPST 358 Japanese Immigrants (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ANTH 385 Hawn & Pacific Prehistory (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ANTH/GEOG/HIST 435 Indig Iss Contemporary Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ART 380 Art Of China (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • ART/JPST 381 Art Of Japan (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • ASTR 381 Cosmos and Culture (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • BIOL/MARE 156 Nat Hist & Conservatn Hawn Isl (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • CHNS 101 Elementary Chinese I (4) (effective Fall 2016)
  • CHNS 102 Elementary Chinese II (4) (effective Fall 2016)
  • CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I (4) (effective Fall 2015)
  • CHNS 280 Introduction to CHNS Culture (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHNS 320 CHNS Festivals & Food Culture (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • CHNS 330 CH Culture via Classical Music (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHNS 350 Chinese Folklore and Symbolism (3) (Formerly offered as CHNS 250 prior to Fall 2017) (effective Fall 2014)
  • CHNS 360 Chinese Culture through Film (3) (Formerly offered as CHNS 260 prior to Fall 2017) (effective Fall 2014)
  • CHNS 381 Chns Cult thru Arch & Garden (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • CHNS 385 Chinese Archaeology (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHNS 387 CHNS Zen Temple Gardens in JPN (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHNS 430 Cultural Exchange on Silk Road (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CHNS 440 Asian Architecture and Culture (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • COM 359 Intercultural Communication (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • CS 135 Animation Programming (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • DRAM/SOC 243 Drama of Hawai'i & the Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • DRAM/COM 387 Performance Education (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ED 442 Comm Sci in HI Island Schools (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ENG/WS 205 Hawaiʻi on Screen (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • ENG/WS 431 Fiction Writing (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • FIL 431 Phils and the Malay World (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • GEOL 205 Geology Of Hawaiian Islands (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HAW 101 Elementary Hawaiian I (4) (effective Fall 2016)
  • HAW 102 Elem Hawaiian II (4) (effective Fall 2016)
  • HIST 280 Topics in Hawaiian History (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • HIST 284 History of Hawai'i (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • HIST/JPST 314 Hist of Jpn III: 20th Cent-Pre (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • HIST 316 19th C. Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HIST 317 20th C. Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HIST 318 Hist China III: 20th Cent-Pres (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • HIST 324 Militarization in the Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2016)
  • HIST 327 Environmental History--Pacific (3) (effective Fall 2016)
  • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3) (effective Fall 2016)
  • HIST 390 Public History in Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • HORT 481 Weed Science (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • HWST 111 Hawaiian ʻOhana (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HWST/MUS 175 Intro Music Of Polynesia (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • HWST/MUS 176 Hist & Dev Of Hawn Music (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HWST 211 Hawaiian Ethnobotany (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HWST 213 Hawaiian Ethnozoology (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 280 Introduction to Japan (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST/WS 361 Girls and Women in Japan (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • JPNS/JPST 370 Lang, Cul & Identity of Japan (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 380 Japanese Mythology in Film (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 382 Gender & Disability in Manga (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST/DRAM 383 Japanese Theatre & Performance (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST/WS 384 Gender & Japanese Performance (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST/WS 385 Postwar Japn through Film (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • JPNS/JPST 422 Japanese Teaching Practicum (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 451 Structure Of Japanese I (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • 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 208 Accel Sec Lvl Univ Hawn Immers (8) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHAW 233 Second Level Hawn for Speakers (4) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KHWS 475 Na Mele Hula Kahiko (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • KHWS 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • KPSY 341 Ulu Ke Keiki (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • KSOC 342 He 'Ohana Lanakila (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • LING 442 Languages in Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MARE 140 Intro to Hawaiian Coral Reefs (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MARE 140L Intro Hawaiian Coral Reefs Lab (1) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MARE 310 The Atoll Ecosystem (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MGT 333 International Business Mgt (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MUS 195 Contemporary Island Music (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • NURS 350 Transcultural Care & Hlth Prom (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PACS 108 Pacific Worlds (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • PHIL 101 Intro to Asian Philosophy (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHIL 301 Hist Of Chinese Philosophy (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHIL 302 Hist Of Buddhist Philosophy (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHIL/JPST 430 Philosophy of Zen (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHIL 435 Daoism (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHYS/GEOG 120 Weather & Climate Hawaii (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • POLS 351 Politics Of China Through Film (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • POLS/JPST 353 Politics Of Japan (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • POLS 357 Politics of Pac Rim Thru Film (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • POLS 457 U.S.-China Relations (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PSY 461 Psychology and Cancer (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • PSY 475 Asian American Psychology (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • SOC 370 Political Economy of Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2016)
  • SOC 391 Internship (3–12) (effective Fall 2021)
  • SPAN/WS 369 Lat&Glob Docum&Film:Crit Analy (3) (effective Fall 2021)

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 website.

  • ACC 200 Accounting Internship (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • ACC 400 Senior Accounting Internship (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • AG 263 Composting and Vermicomposting (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • ANTH 485 Applied Anthropology (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • ASTR 381 Cosmos and Culture (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • ASTR 385 Software Systems for Astronomy (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • BUS 200 Business Internship (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • BUS 400 Internship (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • CHNS 320 CHNS Festivals & Food Culture (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • COM 359 Intercultural Communication (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • CS 460 Software Engineering I (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • CS 461 Software Engineering II (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • DNCE 371 Choreography (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • DNCE 401 Dance Ensemble (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • DNCE 419 Dance In Education (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • DRAM/COM 387 Performance Education (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • DRAM 419 Drama in Education (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • DRAM 421 Acting Troupe (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • DRAM 430 Directing (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ED 210 Introduction to Teaching (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • ENG/WS 202 Literature of Human Rights (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • ENG 323 The Literature of Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • FIL 330 Filipino Films (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • FIN 220 Personal Finance (3) (effective Fall 2018)
  • GEOG/WS 430 Gender, Place and Environment (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • GEOL 100 Environmental Earth Science (3) (effective Fall 2014)
  • GEOL 300 Adv Environmental Earth Sci (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • HIST 390 Public History in Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • HORT 262 Princ Of Hort (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • HORT 481 Weed Science (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • JPNS/JPST 359 Japanese in Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • KHWS 475 Na Mele Hula Kahiko (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • KHWS 496 Hawaiian Studies Seminar (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • LANG/JPST 200 Intro to Jpns & Chns Studies (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • LING 442 Languages in Hawaiʻi (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • MARE 434 Teaching Marine Science (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • MARE 435 Marine Field Exper Tchers (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • MARE 471 Senior Thesis Report (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • MARE 480 Senior Internship (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • MARE 495 Senior Seminar (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • MGT 425 Bus Planning for New Ventures (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • MUS 404 Kapili Choir (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • MUS 419 Music in Education (3) (effective Fall 2020)
  • NURS 457 Ldrshp & Transition to Practic (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PHIL/WS 270 Love and Sex (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • PHIL/WS 304 Ethics and Cultural Diversity (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • PHIL 370 Indigenous&American Philosophy (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • PHIL/WS 375 Feminist Philosophy (3) (effective Fall 2015)
  • POLS 220 Intro to Law and Legality (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • POLS 304 Liberalism and Globalism (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • POLS/GEOG 325 Legal Geography (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • POLS 348 International Human Rights (3) (effective Fall 2017)
  • POLS 391 Internship (3–12) (effective Fall 2011)
  • POLS 444 Law, Property, and Nature (3) (effective Fall 2021)
  • POLS 481 Government Internship (3–15) (effective Fall 2015)
  • PSY 323 Community Psychology (3) (effective Fall 2012)
  • PSY 445 Practicum in Psychology (3) (effective Fall 2011)
  • PSY 461 Psychology and Cancer (3) (effective Fall 2019)
  • SOC 260 Social Problems (3) (effective Fall 2013)
  • SOC 391 Internship (3–12) (effective Fall 2011)