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The Liberal Arts program combines studies that develop general intellectual capacities, such as reason or judgment, rather than specific professional, vocational, or technical capacities. These studies encourage students to think clearly and creatively, to seek and assess information, to communicate effectively, to take pleasure in learning, to learn to adapt to change, and to live more consciously, responsibly, and humanely.

 

Associate in Arts Degree: 60 credits

 

Communications (It is recommended that a writing course be taken during the first semester.)  6

Written Communication [3]
ENG 100 Composition I (3)
any FW designated course

Oral Communication (One of the following) [3]
SP 151 Personal and Public Speech (3)

SP 185  Intercultural Communication (3)

SP 251  Principles of Effective Public Speaking  (DA)  3

Quantitative or Logical Reasoning (One of the following)  3
MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics   (3)
MATH 103 College Algebra   (3)
MATH 112 Mathematics for Educators II   (3)
MATH 140 Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry   (3)
MATH 205 Calculus I   (4)
MATH 206 Calculus II)  (4)
PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic (3)

or any FS designated course

Global and Multicultural Perspectives (Two courses from different time periods: FGA, FGB, or FGC) 6
HIST 151 World Civilizations I   (3)
HIST 152 World Civilizations II   (3)

REL 150 Introduction to the World’s Major Religions (3)

Literature, Arts, and Humanities (One course from each group: Literature, Humanities, and Fine Arts) 9

Literature:
EALL 272 Japanese Literature in Translation: Modern (3)
ENG 250 American Literature (3)
ENG 251 British Literature to 1800 (3)
ENG 252 British Literature After 1800 (3)
ENG 253 World Literature to 1600 (3)
ENG 254 World Literature After 1600 (3)
ENG 255 Short Story and Novel (3)
ENG 256 Drama and Poetry (3)
ENG 257 Literature by Women (3)
ENG 257K Literature and Medicine (3)
ENG 261 Literature of the Pacific (3)
HAW 261 Hawaiian Literature in English(3)
or any DL designated course

Humanities:

ART 170 Introduction to Western Art (3)
ART 180 Introduction to Eastern Art (3)

HIST 281 Introduction to American History (3)
HIST 282 Introduction to American History II (3)

HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific (3)
HWST 281 Hawaiian Astronomy and Weather Relating to Polynesian Voyaging (3)

HWST 290 Rediscovering Polynesian Connections (3)

LING 102 Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 101 Morals and Society (3)
PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy: Asian Traditions (3)
REL 205 Understanding Hawaiian Religion (3)

or any DH designated course

Fine Arts:
ART 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts (DA) (3)
ART 105 Introduction to Ceramics (DA) (3)

ART 107D Introduction to Digital Photography (DA) (3)

ART 111 Introduction to Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 113 Introduction to Drawing (DA) (3)
ART 207D Intermediate Digital Photography (3)
ART 213 Intermediate Drawing (3)
ART 243 Intermediate Ceramics - Hand Building (3)
ART 244 Intermediate Ceramics - Wheel Throwing (3)
ENG 104 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
HWST 128 Hula and Chant (3)
HWST 177 Hawaiian Music in Transition (3)
MUS 121B Elementary Voice Class (2)
MUS 121C Elementary Piano Class (2)

MUS 122B Elementary Voice Class II (2)
MUS 122C Elementary Piano Class II (2)
MUS 166 Survey of Folk, Pop, and Rock Music (3)

MUS 201 Vocal Ensemble (3)
MUS 202 Community College Band (3)
MUS 203G Instrumental Ensemble: String (3)
MUS 204 Stage Band (3)
MUS 220 Musical Theatre (3)
MUS 253 Basic Experiences of Music (3)

MUS 254 Songwriting and Transcription (3)

SP 151 Personal and Public Speech (3)
SP 231 Performance of Literature (3)
SP 251 Principles of Effective Public Speaking (3)
THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre (3)
or any DA designated course

Natural Sciences: Three Natural Science courses. At least one Biological Science (DB)

and one Physical Science (DP).  One lab required (any DY designated course) 10-12

Biology Sciences:
BIOL 100 Human Biology (3)
BIOL 100L Human Biology Laboratory (DY) (1)
BIOL 123 Introduction to Science: Hawaiian Environment (3)
BIOL 123L Introduction to Science Laboratory: Hawaiian Environment (DY) (1)
BOT 101 General Botany (4)
BOT 130 Plants in the Hawaiian Environment (3)
BOT 130L Plants in the Hawaiian Environment Laboratory (DY) (1)
MARE 171 Introduction to Marine Biology (3)
MARE 171L Introduction to Marine Biology Lab I (1)
MICR 130 General Microbiology (3)
MICR 140 Microbiology Laboratory (DY) (2)
SCI 121 Introduction to Science (Biological Science) (3)
SCI 121L Introduction to Science Laboratory (Biological Science) (DY) (1)
ZOOL 101 Principles of Zoology (4)
ZOOL 101L Principles of Zoology Laboratory (DY) (1)
ZOOL 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
ZOOL 141L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (DY) (1)
ZOOL 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
ZOOL 142L Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II (DY) (1)

or any DB designated course

Physical Sciences:
ASTR 110 Survey of Astronomy (3)
CHEM 151 Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3)
CHEM 151L Elementary Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (DY) (1)
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 161L General Chemistry Laboratory I (DY) (1)
CHEM 162 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 162L General Chemistry II Laboratory (DY) (1)
GG 101 Introduction to Geology (4)

OCN 201 Science of the Sea (3)
PHYS 151 College Physics I (3)
PHYS 151L College Physics I Laboratory (DY) (1)
PHYS 152 College Physics II (3)
PHYS 152L College Physics II Laboratory (DY) (1)
PHYS 170 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 170L General Physics Laboratory (DY) (1)
PHYS 272 General Physics II (3)
PHYS 272L General Physics II Laboratory (DY) (1)
SCI 122 Introduction to Science: Physical Science (3)
SCI 122L Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory (DY) (1)

or any DP designated course

Social Sciences (From at least two disciplines) 9
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANTH 220 Prehistory of Hawai‘i (3)
BOT 105 Ethnobotany (3)
ECON 130 Principles of Economics – Microeconomics (3)
ECON 131 Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics (3)
POLS 110 Introduction to Political Science (3)
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (3)
PSY 220 Developmental Psychology (3)
SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology (3)
SOC 210 Social Problems (3)
SOC 230 Race Relations (3)

SP 185 Intercultural Communication (3)
SSCI 250 Ecology and Society (3)

or any DS designated course

ELECTIVES: 15 - 17 credits

An elective can be any transfer-level course numbered 100 or higher. Credits completed which exceed area requirements will be counted as Elective credit. Only courses specifically listed as repeatable may count more than once as an elective credit. It is recommended that students planning on transferring to other institutions seek advising from the Counseling and Advising Office. Transfer program and/or institutional requirements may be strategically taken as Elective credits.

Graduation Requirements:
Graduation requirements are generally completed within the required 60-credit A.A. degree.

Alternative Communication (AC) (At least one of the following):
ART 105, ART 106, ART 107D, ART 111, ART 112, ART 113, ART 123, ART 157, ART 207D, ART 211, ART 213, ART 223, ART 225, ART 229, ART 243, ART 244, ART 249; ENG 104, ENG 117, ENG 215; FR; HAW; HWST 128; ICS 111, ICS 120V; JOUR 205; JPNS; MATH 135, MATH 140, MATH 205, MATH 206; MUS 121B, MUS 121C, MUS 122B, MUS 122C, MUS 188, MUS 201, MUS 202, MUS 203G, MUS 204, MUS 220, MUS 253; MUS 254; SP 185, SP 231; SPAN; THEA 221

Health and Wellness (CH and PH) (At least one course with cognitive health and one course with physical health):
BIOL 100L; BOT 130L ; CULN 185; HLTH; HPER; HWST 128, HWST 251, HWST 285, HWST 295; ZOOL 141L, ZOOL 142L

Pacific Cultures (PC): At least one course needs to be completed from the Pacific Cultures group.
ANTH 200; BOT 105; GEOG 189; HAW 261, HAW 262; HIST 284, HIST 284K; HWST; PHIL 102; PHIL 102

Writing Intensive (WI): At least one WI course must be completed for graduation.

 

TOTAL 60

 

 

 
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