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The 2005-2006 University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa) Catalog is a comprehensive guide to UH Manoa programs, course offerings, services, tuition, financial aid, faculty, facilities, academic policies, and other information of general importance to UH Manoa students. The information contained in this Catalog is not necessarily complete. Where applicable, names and contact numbers for other publications and offices, which may offer additional information about specific areas of interest, have been included.
The Catalog is divided into five major sections:

  • Information about the University and the campus, student services, academic policies, tuition and financial aid.
  • Information about the individual colleges and schools and their academic programs.
  • Descriptions of courses offered.
  • Lists of administrators, faculty, and staff with their academic backgrounds.
  • Campus policies and information, glossary, and index.

If you are a prospective freshman or transfer undergraduate student, consult the sections on undergraduate education, Undergraduate Manoa General Education Core and graduation requirements, tuition, financial aid, and student life. In addition, you should read the program section of the department, college or school that interests you. Before selecting classes, read the course descriptions for prerequisites, credit hours, and other relevant information. For additional information on specific programs of study, consult the department chair, program director, or major adviser.

If you are a prospective graduate student, consult the graduate education section of this Catalog and the chair of the program in which you are interested for information regarding admission requirements, degree options, registration, and related procedures.

If you are a continuing student, keep this Catalog handy as a source of general information. Familiarity with its contents can smooth your progress toward your degree.

Although every effort is made to keep the Catalog correct and current, inevitably there will be some changes in courses offered and program requirements. You should, therefore, check the Schedule of Classes/UH Registration Homepage and your department, college, or school for the most current information.

Web Information. This year’s Catalog, along with previous UH Manoa catalogs, can be found on our website at: www.catalog.hawaii.edu

General Campus Information. For further information on UH Manoa, contact:
UH Manoa General Information
Campus Center 212
2465 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7235 (Voice/Text)
Web: www.hawaii.edu

Acknowledgments. This edition of the Catalog would not have been possible without the assistance of many people. Thank you to Lisa Akamine, Laura Behling, Carolyn Brooks-Harris, Matthew Bruening, Ronald Cambra, Robert Chinn, Jan Costa, April Drexel, Roberta Enoki, Christine Galiza, Peter Garrod, SongYun Han, Jan Heu, Stella Hieda, Karlee Hisashima, Wendy Kekahio, Avis Morigawara, Diane Nakashima, Kara Nishimura, Gary Rodwell, Neal Smatresk, Monica Stitt-Bergh, Michael Tamaru and Megumi Taniguchi.

Cover and Section Heads. This was the first year a “Design the Catalog Cover” competition was presented to the UH Manoa community. The winner of the competition is Matthew Bruening, UH Manoa freshman in the Arts and Sciences department. The concept of his cover is kokua and ma lama; helping one another and caring for our school to reveal the close-knit unity we need to succeed in life ahead. The taro leaf is symbolic of sustainable life.

Photographs. Cover photographs courtesy of Robert Chinn of UH Relations and sports photo courtesy of METZ Photography and UH Athletics Media Relations. Inside photographs are courtesy Robert Chinn and the schools/colleges.

Suggestions/Comments. We try to make each edition of the Catalog more helpful than the last and welcome your comments on how to improve the next Catalog. Send your comments to the Catalog Coordinator in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Student Academic Services, 2600 Campus Road, QLC 102, Honolulu, HI 96822 or e-mail: catalog@sas.artsci.hawaii.edu.

This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. UH Manoa
reserves the right to change or delete, supplement, or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements, and policies contained in this Catalog.

UH Manoa recognizes its obligation to provide program accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Contact the KOKUA Program at (808) 956-7511 (Voice/Text) to obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities. This Catalog is available in alternate
format upon request by persons with disabilities.

The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Association of Senior Colleges and Universities, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, tel: (510)748-9001, fax: (510)748-9797, e-mail: wascsr@wascsenior.org, Web: www.wascweb.org