Undergraduate Courses by Department

This is the 2019-2020 UH Hilo catalog, previous year catalogs can be viewed on the Back Issues page.

How to read the course descriptions

Courses are described using the following format:

①CRS ②NUM③Title④(cr.)⑤(contact hrs) ⑥Full course description. ⑦Pre: pre-requisites. ⑧(Same as X-List) ⑨(Attributes: ATTR)

  1. Course subject
  2. Course number
  3. Course title
  4. Number of semester hours (credits)
  5. Contact hours type(s) if non-lecture
  6. Full description of the course.
  7. (if applicable) Prerequisites, co-requisites, recommended preparation or other requirements
  8. (if applicable) Cross-listed courses (equivalent courses offered through another subject heading)
  9. (if applicable) General Education Attributes

Special notations used for credits are as follows:

  • (1-3), for example = the number of semester hours, in this example, may be 1, 2, or 3, as determined by the instructor at the time of offering.
  • (Arr.) = the number of semester hours is arranged by the instructor.

Certain number endings are reserved for particular types of courses:

  • “94” courses are Special Topics Courses.
  • “95” courses are Seminars.
  • “96” courses are Internship Courses.
  • “97” and “98” courses are Experimental Courses offered only for one year on that basis (“97” is usually offered in the Fall and “98” in the Spring).
  • “99” courses are Research and Directed Studies Courses.

Additional Courses

Also see the list of graduate-level courses.