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general information
academic units
courses
personnel
reference

GENERAL INFORMATION

Message From the President 2
The University of Hawai'i 5
calendar 6-7
undergraduate education 8-
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UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
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graduate education 28-
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student Life 46-
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tuition, fees, and financial aid 59-
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degrees and certificates 70-
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ACADEMIC UNITS

architecture 72-
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arts & sciences, AMST-IT 77-
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Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
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business administration 176-
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education
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engineering 208-
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hawaiian, asian, and pacific studies 217-
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health sciences and social welfare 226
interdisciplinary programs 227-
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law 234-
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medicine 237-
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nursing 256-
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ocean and earth science and technology 267-
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outreach college 285-
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public health 289-
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rotc programs 293-
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social work
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travel industry management 298-
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tropical agriculture and human resources 304-
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instructional support, research, and Service Units  478-
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COURSES

overview 325
a - E 326-
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f - N 379-
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o - Z 427-
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PERSONNEL

administration 484-
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Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
faculty 486-
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emeriti faculty 511-
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Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
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REFERENCE

appendix 528-
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glossary 533-
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campus map

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Courses: Philosophy
Philosophy (PHIL)

College of Arts and Humanities 

PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy: Survey of Problems (3) Great philosophical issues, theories, and controversies. AH4

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy: Morals and Society (3) Social and individual values, obligations, rights, responsibilities. AH4

PHIL 102 Asian Traditions (3) Universal themes and problems from Asian perspective. AH4

PHIL 103 Introduction to Philosophy: Environmental Philosophy (3) A critical examination of environmental issues; analyzing the nature of the human being, the nature of nature, and the relationship of the human being to nature. AH4

PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic (3) Principles of modern deductive logic. M/L

PHIL 211 History of Philosophy I (3) An introduction to the history of philosophy based on translations of texts originally written in classical Greek or Latin. AH4

PHIL 212 History of Philosophy II (3) Introduction to the history of philosophy based on translations of texts originally written in post-classical Latin or Arabic. AH4

PHIL 213 History of Philosophy III (3) Introduction to the history of philosophy based on texts or translations of "modern" works, that is works originally written in a modern European language. AH4

PHIL 300 Business Ethics (3) Case studies and critical analyses of ethical issues in business. Readings from business, philosophy, law, etc. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213, MGT 301; or consent.

PHIL 301 Ethical Theory (3) Problems and methods in theory of moral conduct and decision. Pre: 101.

PHIL 302 Political Philosophy (3) Problems and methods in modern theories of the state. Comparison of anarchism, liberalism, and Marxism. Pre: 101.

PHIL 303 Social Philosophy (3) Problems and methods in examination of contemporary American life, values, and institutions in light of traditional philosophical problems of freedom, justice, authority, equality. Pre: 101.

PHIL 304 Metaphysics (3) Problems and methods arising from attempts to understand rationally what is, what appears to be, and what is not. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 305 Philosophy of Religion (3) Problems and methods. Nature of religious experience, alternatives to theism, existence of god, relation between faith and reason, nature of religious language. Pre: one 100- or 200-level PHIL or REL course.

PHIL 306 Philosophy of Art (3) Problems and methods in aesthetic valuation and in appreciation, creation, and criticism of artworks. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 307 Theory of Knowledge (3) Problems and methods in epistemology. Nature of knowledge, its varieties, possibilities, and limitations. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 308 Philosophy of Science (3) Problems and methods. Domains of inquiry, methods of validation, and attendant moral concerns. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 310 Ethics in Health Care (3) Ethical issues in application and organization of biomedical resources; professional responsibility, confidentiality, euthanasia, experimentation on human subjects, etc. Pre: 101 or consent.

PHIL 315 Modeling Natural Systems (3) Introduction to philosophy of science for those with some background in the natural sciences. Special emphasis on issues arising from the construction and use of models. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as OCN 315)

PHIL 316 Science, Technology, and Society (3) Investigation of some of the complex interconnections between science, technology, and society. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 317 Critical Thinking: Pre-Law (3) Introduction to concepts and techniques for evaluating arguments with special emphasis on their application both to questions of law and to issues in jurisprudence. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 110, 211, 212, or 213; or consent.

PHIL 318 Philosophy of Law (3) Historical and contemporary issues in law and legal theory. Law and morality; legal responsibility, justice, rights, punishment, judicial reasoning. Pre: 101 or consent.

PHIL 320 American Philosophy (3) Survey of major philosophers and schools in development of American thought up to modern times. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 330 Islamic Philosophy (3) Survey of major philosophers and schools: Kindi, Razi, Avicenna, Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, Averroes, etc. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 350 Indian Philosophy (3) Survey of major orthodox and heterodox systems: Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, Vedanta, Jainism, Buddhism. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 360 Buddhist Philosophy (3) Survey of central thinkers and schools. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 370 Chinese Philosophy (3) Survey of important schools and thinkers in classical Chinese traditions: Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, Legalism. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 380 Japanese Philosophy (3) Survey of central thinkers and schools from ancient to modern. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 399 Directed Research (V) Repeatable up to a maximum of 6 credits. Pre: consent. 

PHIL 400 Introduction to Analytical Philosophy (3) Major themes in logical atomism, logical positivism, and linguistic analysis. Readings from G. E. Moore to present. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 401 Introduction to Existential Philosophy (3) Major themes from contemporary investigations into meaning of human existence. Readings from Kierkegaard to Sartre. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 402 Introduction to Phenomenology (3) Methods of analyzing the structures of experience, as developed by Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, etc. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 406 Introduction to Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist Philosophy (3) Development and philosophical significance of basic precepts, explored through translations of Chinese and Japanese sources. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 410 Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (3) Contributions of depth psychology to philosophical understanding of the nature of man, society, art, religion, and morality. Freud, Jung, Adler, Reich, and Marcuse. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 414 (Alpha) Western Movements and Periods (3) (B) Greek; (C) late antiquity; (D) medieval; (E) continental rationalism; (F) British empiricism; (G) German idealism; (H) 19th century; (I) 20th century. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 415 Philosophy of History (3) Introduction to theories of history. Continuity and change; cyclical and linear views, "meaning" in history; social, political, and religious perspectives. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213, HIST 151, HIST 152; or consent.

PHIL 417 Philosophy in Literature (3) Philosophical themes in the literary mode in world literature. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 418 Feminist Issues in Philosophy (3) Examination of a number of basic feminist issues in philosophy within the areas of ethics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology/methodology. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213, any WS course; or consent. (Cross-listed as WS 419)

PHIL 422 Philosophical Psychology (3) Classical and modern theories of mind and action; various analyses of motivation, intention, rationality, self-deception. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 436 Philosophy of Language (3) Contemporary theories in semantics and syntax; problems of meaning, reference, speech acts, etc. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 110, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 438 Gender and Environmental Philosophy (3) Interdisciplinary approach to women's perspectives and roles on ecological and environmental issues; critical analysis of eco-feminism as a social and political movement; cross-cultural comparison of women's roles in human ecology. Pre: any one of ANTH 150, BIOL 310, PHIL 100, PHIL 101, PHIL 102, PHIL 103, PHIL 316, WS 151, WS 362, or instructor's consent. (Cross-listed as WS 438)

PHIL 445 Symbolic Logic (3) Intermediate-level course on techniques; propositional calculus and first-order predicate calculus. Pre: 110 or any MATH course or consent.
PHIL 448 (Alpha) Individual Philosophers (3) Examination of work of a major Eastern or Western philosopher. Repeatable three times with consent. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 449 Philosophical Topics (3) Concentration on a topic of current philosophic concern. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 452 Philosophy of Social Sciences (3) Epistemology of social existence and conceptual and methodological foundations of the social sciences. Pre: one of 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 491 Teaching Philosophy (6) For philosophy majors who lead, under supervision, a freshman seminar section of philosophy. Pre: consent.

PHIL 492 Philosophy with Children (3) Enhancing critical thinking and oral communications skills through consideration of how to teach philosophy to elementary school children (grades K-6). Pre: 100, 101, 102, 103, 211, 212, 213; or consent.

PHIL 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

PHIL 501 Metaphilosopy: Philosophy in Schools (V)Theory and practice, content and methodology of doing philosophy with children, grades K-8. Repeatable one time.

PHIL 609 Advanced Symbolic Logic (3) Basic course in theory of logistic systems covering the sentential and first-order functional calculus. Pre: 445, graduate standing, or consent.

PHIL 610 Studies in Social Philosophy (3) Key issues in social philosophy, including the nature of community, the family, and other social institutions. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent; 303 recommended.

PHIL 611 Studies in Ethics (3) Key issues in ethical and metaethical theory. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 301.

PHIL 612 Studies in Political Philosophy (3) Key issues in political philosophy including the nature and justification of political authority. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 302.

PHIL 613 Studies in Philosophy of Law (3) Key issues in legal theory and reasoning. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 318.

PHIL 614 Studies in Metaphysics (3) Key issues in ontological and cosmological theory. Problems of materialism, idealism, phenomenalism, etc. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 304.

PHIL 615 Studies in Philosophy of Religion (3) Key issues in theory of religious experience, language, reasoning. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 305.

PHIL 616 Studies in Aesthetics (3) Key issues in contemporary aesthetics, against background of traditional Western and Eastern theories. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 306.

PHIL 617 Studies in Epistemology (3) Key issues in theory of knowledge. Nature of truth. A priori knowledge, problems of induction, perception, and knowledge of material world. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 307.

PHIL 619 Studies in Philosophy of Language (3) Key issues in theory of meaning, truth, reference, predication, etc. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 445.

PHIL 620 Studies in Philosophy of Mathematics (3) Key issues in foundations of mathematics: mathematical truths, axioms, proofs, etc. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 400 or 445.

PHIL 621 Studies in Philosophy of Science (3) Key issues in the theory of scientific truth and knowledge. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: one of 308, 316, graduate standing; or consent.

PHIL 622 Studies in Hermeneutics (3) Important debates concerning the methodology of textual interpretation. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 625 Philosophical Movements and Schools (3) Study of a collection of texts by different authors who constitute a recognized movement or philosophical school. Repeatable three times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 630 History and Theory of Science (3) An exploration of problems at the intersection of historical studies of science as a process and philosophical analysis of basic concepts of the sciences. Pre: one of 308, 316, graduate standing; or consent.

PHIL 665 Zen (Ch'an) Buddhist Philosophy (3) Analysis of epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical theories. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 406.

PHIL 670 Confucianism (3) Ethical, social, institutional problems in classical theory. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 370.

PHIL 671 Neo-Confucianism (3) Logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics of major Chinese Neo-Confucian philosophers, 11th-16th century. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 370.

PHIL 672 Taoism (3) Critical examination and evaluation of major philosophical ideas in Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and the Neo-Taoists. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 370.

PHIL 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable. Pre: graduate standing and consent.

PHIL 711 Seminar on Nagarjuna (3) Close examination of the most significant of Nagarjuna's philosophical writings. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 712 Seminar on Aristotle (3) Close examination of the most significant of Aristotle's philosophic writings. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 713 Seminar on Kant (3) Close examination of the most significant of Kant's philosophical writings. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 714 Seminar on Plato (3) Close examina-tion of the most significant of Plato's philosophical writings. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 715 Seminar on Nietzsche (3) Close examination of the most significant of Nietzsche's philosophical writings. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 716 Seminar on Spinoza (3) Close examination of the most significant of Spinoza's philosophical writings. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 717 Seminar on Whitehead (3) Whitehead's revolutionary process philosophy and process theology through his major texts. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 720 Seminar on Individual Philosophers (3) The most significant texts of an important philosopher. A different philosopher will be chosen each semester. Consult department for further information. Repeatable three times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 725 Seminar in Philosophical Topics (3) Close study of a topic of important philosophical controversy such as "killing and dying" or "deconstruction." Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 735 Seminar on Philosophical Periods (3) Close study of a period of significant and connected philosophical activity within a philosophic tradition. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 740 Seminar in Philosophical Texts (3) Reading, analysis, and critical discussion of one (or of several closely related) philosophical text in its original language (sometimes in conjunction with established translation). Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 750 Seminar in Indian Philosophy (3) Major philosophical problems in the development of Indian thought during its formative period. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 350.

PHIL 760 Seminar in Buddhist Philosophy (3) Major philosophical problems in the development of Buddhist thought during its formative period. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 360.

PHIL 770 Seminar in Chinese Philosophy (3) Fundamental issues, problems, movements, and schools of Chinese philosophy, such as classical Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Chinese logic, and Neo-Confucianism. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 370.

PHIL 771 Seminar in I-Ching (3) Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, and axiological views of I-Ching and its claim as foundational work for classical Confucianism, Taoism, and Neo-Confucianism. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 780 Seminar in Japanese Philosophy (3) Various periods, movements, and thinkers in Japanese philosophy. Topic changes each semester. Consult department for more information. Repeatable once with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Recommended: 380.

PHIL 790 Seminar in Comparative Philosophy (3) Comparison of widely differing philosophical traditions. Specific topic changes each semester. Consult department for more information. Repeatable two times with consent. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 792 Seminar in Comparative Philosophy: On the Self (3) Philosophical theories of the self with reference to psychological and social theories and/or non-Western tradition of thought. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

PHIL 800 Dissertation Research (V)

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