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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-
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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-
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F - N 379-
427
O - Z 427-
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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
Religion

College of Arts and Humanities
Sakamaki A-311
2530 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8299
Fax: (808) 956-9894

Faculty
*G. Tanabe, PhD (Chair)-Buddhism, Japanese religions
*H. J. Baroni, PhD-Japanese and East Asian religions
*D. W. Chappell, PhD-Buddhism, Chinese religions
*J. P. Charlot, DTh-Polynesian/Hawaiian religions
*S. C. Crawford, ThD-Asian and Christian ethics, Indian religion
*R. Lamb, PhD-methodology, South Asian religions
*L. A. Siegel, PhD-Indian religions

Cooperating Graduate Faculty
G. D. Panisnick, PhD-Western religions

*Graduate Faculty

Degrees and Certificate Offered: BA in religion, MA in religion, Graduate Certificate in Religion

The Academic Program

In keeping with the purposes and ideals of the University, the Department of Religion (REL) endeavors to take advantage of Hawai'i's social and cultural ties with Asia and the Pacific and, simultaneously, to contribute to the enhancement of those ties. We in Hawai'i are the beneficiaries of a rich confluence of diverse ethnic, linguistic, aesthetic, political, and religious traditions. Within this extraordinary polycultural and multireligious milieu, the department serves as a link between the academic community and the many Asian and Pacific religious communities that flourish in the islands: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Hinduism, and Hawaiian and Polynesian religions. Given these resources, Hawai'i is an ideal site and context for a direct study of Asian and Pacific religious phenomena. The Department of Religion is dedicated to the cultivation of a broad humanistic appreciation of a wide range of religious traditions, diverse mythologies, ritual practices, philosophical speculations, ethical imperatives, and institutional histories.

Undergraduate Study

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate education in religion includes survey courses in Western, Asian, and Pacific religions. There are also thematic courses dealing with such issues as sexuality and death, politics and ethics, and the relationship between religion and other disciplines, such as anthropology, political science, and sociology.

Requirements

Students must complete 27 credit hours at the 200 level and above, including at least 9 credit hours in 300- and 400-level courses. Required course: REL 300.

Minor

Requirements

Students must complete 15 credit hours at the 300 level and above. Required course: REL 300.

Graduate Study

Master's Degree

In its commitment to both scholarship and pedagogy, the department maintains two graduate programs leading to the MA degree: a thesis-based MA program (Plan A), in which students conduct advanced research in the religious traditions of a selected geographical area in Asia or Polynesia; and a cross-cultural and professional track (Plan B), designed to train students to teach religious studies at the community college level. All students are required to do a semester of fieldwork in religion either in Hawai'i or abroad.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MA program in religion must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its equivalent from a recognized foreign institution of higher learning. An undergraduate major in religion is appropriate but not required. In support of applications for admissions, each student is required to send directly to the department prior to the application deadline (a) three original letters of recommendation from referees familiar with his or her academic work and (b) a specimen of his or her written work, preferably an academic paper previously written on some topic related to religion.

For complete details on the graduate program in religion, contact the department office.


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