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CONTENTS

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-
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Arts & Sciences, AMST-IT 77-
122
Arts & Sciences, JOUR-ZOOL 122-
175
Business Administration 176-
185
Education
186-
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
295-
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
Public Administration

College of Social Sciences
Social Sciences 631
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8260
(808) 956-3687
Fax: (808) 956-9571
Web: www2.soc.hawaii.edu/puba/

Faculty
*R. Pratt, PhD (Director)-political science
*D. Foley, PhD-public administration
S. Daniels, PhD-political science

Cooperating Graduate Faculty
T. Brislin-Department of Journalism
J. Dator-Department of Political Science
L. Despain-Department of English
D. Neubauer-Department of Political Science

Adjunct Faculty
J. Guden, JD
C. Grandy, PhD

*Graduate Faculty

Degree and Certificate Offered: MPA, Certificate in Public Administration

The Academic Program

The public administration (PUBA) program at the University of Hawai'i is designed to enhance leadership in public service in Hawai'i and the Pacific. Located in the College of Social Sciences, it offers a 30-credit master's degree and a 15-credit certificate. The program's format emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, collaborative teaching, and the development of close relationships between participants. It creates an environment in which many of the complex issues facing those with public responsibilities are addressed while also giving participants specific skills useful to their work.

Financial support for the degree and the certificate is available through the Herman S. Doi Fellowship. For further information, contact the program office in Social Sciences 631 or call (808) 956-8260 or (808) 956-3687.

Graduate Study

Master's Degree

The master's degree consists of a core year, an individuated concentration, a practicum experience, and a capstone. The core year and capstone must be taken first and last in the program, respectively. Once the program begins in the fall, new admissions are not made until the following year.

The core year consists of an integrated, collaboratively taught curriculum offered in a format that balances lecture and discussion sessions. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and integrates a series of topics deemed essential to effective work in public service roles. These include communications, the political-economic context of public institutions, economic processes, public ethics, policy processes, administrative law, bureaucratic structure and organizational change, and the role of personal and organizational culture.

The individuated concentration is intended to balance the common work of the core year. It allows each student to design a program of study built around a theme of special personal and professional interest. The concentration is satisfied by completion of 9 credit hours in course work, directed reading, or directed research. Themes are created by the student working in conjunction with a faculty adviser. Anyone electing the thesis (Plan A) option may substitute concentration credits for thesis work with approval of the faculty adviser.

The practicum is designed to place individuals in a setting where they may compare organizational structure and processes. The length and specific nature of the practicum varies according to the student's experience in public organizations. In some cases placement in one organization may be modified to become work on a project that takes place across several organizations.

The capstone consists of a 1-credit planning seminar during the semester preceding that in which graduation will occur and the concluding 3-credit seminar itself. The focus of the capstone is on group analysis of a public issue of importance in Hawai'i and the Pacific.

The degree program is of interest to individuals with some experience in public service institutions, such as government and nonprofit organizations, or in positions with a public service component in other institutions. Spaces also are available for people with no experience who wish to enter public service. The program is compatible with the schedules of people working full-time and can be completed in two to three years.

Requirements

MPA candidates must complete 14 credit hours of core requirements, 9 credit hours of individual concentration, 3 credit hours of practicum, and 4 credit hours of capstone. The student must earn at least a grade of "B" in both capstone courses. The thesis option may be selected to replace some or all of the concentration credits.

Certificate in Public Administration

The certificate is designed for people with experience in public service work who do not wish to obtain a degree. 

Those enrolled in the certificate program participate in the core year, at the end of which they create a professional development seminar series. The seminar allows a deeper focus on issues of special interest. There is also the option of arranging a practicum as an additional learning experience, something encouraged by the program.

Requirements

The program is composed of 15 credit hours, 14 of which are taken in the core year and 1 in the professional development seminar series.


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