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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-
22
UHM General Education Core and Graduation Requirements 23-
27
Graduate Education 28-
45
Student Life 46-
58
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid 59-
69
Degrees and Certificates 70-
71

ACADEMIC UNITS

Architecture 72-
76
Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
122
Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
175
Business Administration 176-
185
Education
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207
Engineering 208-
216
Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Studies 217-
225
Health Sciences and Social Welfare 226
Interdisciplinary Programs 227-
233
Law 234-
236
Medicine 237-
255
Nursing 256-
266
Ocean and Earth Science and Technology 267-
284
Outreach College 285-
288
Public Health 289-
292
ROTC Programs 293-
294
Social Work
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297
Travel Industry Management 298-
303
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources 304-
324
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units  478-
483

COURSES

Overview 325
A - E 326-
379
F - N 379-
427
O - Z 427-
477

PERSONNEL

Administration 484-
485
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
Faculty 486-
510
Emeriti Faculty 511-
517
Instructional Support, Research, and Service Units Staff 518-
527

REFERENCE

Appendix 528-
532
Glossary 533-
535
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Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Studies

Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Hawai'i 2
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7297
Web: www.hawaii.edu/libst/

Faculty
P. Manicas (Director), PhD
E. Drechsel, PhD
J. Odin, PhD

Degree Offered: BA in liberal studies 

The Academic Program

The objective of the Liberal Studies Program is to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a course of study that is not restricted to conventional departmental or unit boundaries. A crucial feature is the advising process, which aims to develop the student's ability to formulate a major equivalent comprised of non-introductory courses with thematic integrity and continuity. This ensures that while flexibility in the curriculum is encouraged, it precludes loss of academic substance and rigor. Thus students create their own degree proposals that draw upon a number of disciplines in the study of a particular problem or theme.

While the program primarily encourages creation of individually conceived curricula, it also serves to accommodate students in a variety of fields that lack an undergraduate major and are interdisciplinary in nature:

1. Pre-professional majors (e.g., pre-law, pre-med, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy);

2. Undergraduate majors that are established only as graduate programs (e.g., astronomy, educational psychology, English as a second language, linguistics);

3. Majors that are predominantly interdisciplinary (e.g., aging, comparative literature, environmental studies, international studies, Pacific Islands studies, peace studies, women's studies); and

4. Majors that combine work in several colleges (e.g., business communications, arts administration, health and public policy, etc.).

Degree proposals must focus upon the identified academic theme, be made in writing, and be accepted by the liberal studies faculty before the student enrolls for 21 of the 36 credits required in the major equivalent.

Liberal studies students must satisfy the University degree requirements and those for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Students must also maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for the major equivalent courses. These courses may not be taken CR/NC, unless mandatory. Successful candidates earn a bachelor of arts in liberal studies from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

There are a number of interdisciplinary programs within the University that offer undergraduate courses but do not provide a baccalaureate degree. Students electing to pursue a major in these disciplines presently do so in liberal studies. 

Details about admission to the program and assistance in preparing an individually designed major are available at the program office. 


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