New Student Programs offers New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions for first-time college students and Transition Seminars for transfer students before the regular semesters. These programs assist students as they transition to college from high school or to their new college campus by providing information about academics, campus resources, and student and campus life, as well as providing opportunities to meet other new students and network with current UH Manoa students. During the summer, special sessions for parents, families, and friends of new students are offered. For information on New Student Orientation, Transfer Seminars, and parent/family programs, go to www.hawaii.edu/nso or call (808) 956-3667.
Coordinator: C. Kirk-Kuwaye
The First Year at Manoa (FYM) unifies learning community programs and services aimed at supporting the success of freshmen and transfer students. From New Student Orientation, which initiates student integration into UH Manoa, to the First Year Advising Center, which provides first year advising, FYM programs ease the transition of new students into the academic and social communities at UH Manoa. FYM programs provide the opportunity for developing personal relationships with faculty and other students, enhancing active involvement in the educational process. In addition, FYM programs familiarize students with the array of resources and programs available at UH Manoa.
For more information, call (808) 956-8626 or visit the FYM website at www.advising.hawaii.edu/artsci/fym.
Coordinator: P. Wilmeth
The First Year Advising Center (FYAC) is a walk-in advising and resource center for incoming first year (freshmen and first semester transfer) students. The mission of the FYAC is to facilitate a smooth academic transition to UH Manoa for all first year students and is designed to assist students in exploring options and gaining a better understanding of academic planning. The FYAC assists students with graduation, general education and college/program requirements. It also provides guidance on how to fulfill pre-entry requirements for students who plan to transfer within the UH Manoa campus and provides basic advising and registration assistance and referrals for all students to other programs and departments on campus. Finally, the FYAC offers workshops on topical issues (i.e. academic planning workshop, selecting a major, etc.) and programs (i.e. College of Education, Study Abroad, etc.) of interest to first year students.
For more information, please call (808) 956-7273 or visit the FYAC website at www.advising.hawaii.edu/artsci/fyac.
Coordinator: M. Taniguchi
Learning communities create a collaborative academic and social learning environment of faculty and students. There are various models for learning communities at the UH Manoa campus, including Access to College Excellence (ACE), Freshman Seminars (FS), and Rainbow Advantage (RAP).
The Access to College Excellence (ACE) learning community clusters offer a combination of three general education courses and a small group, 1-credit integrating seminar (CAS 110: Access to the College Community). Courses are grouped to provide freshmen with an introduction to various academic perspectives while fulfilling graduation requirements. CAS 110 is led by an upperclassman peer mentor who supports freshmen cohorts in their new learning environment. Successful college students themselves, they are equipped to assist with development of successful academic strategies, creation of social and interpersonal networks, and involvement in a variety of campus events. ACE espouses a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to college education. Freshmen who are eager to learn, enthusiastic about making friends while increasing independence, and excited about getting involved will benefit from what ACE has to offer.
For more information, please call (808) 956-8626 or visit the ACE website at www.advising.hawaii.edu/artsci/ace.
Co-Coordinator: P. Wilmeth
Freshman Seminars offers freshmen a variety of courses, which enable them to learn in small class environments (classes are limited to 10 students). The purpose of this program is threefold:
Although the subject matter varies from course to course, several opportunities are integrated into some of the seminars to unite them: 1) service learning, 2) opportunities to explore new technologies, and 3) integration of information retrieval. Students may sign up for one or more FS courses at a time.
The three credit seminars are mainly – but not limited to – General Education Core classes led by qualified advanced students under the direction of department faculty. These seminars provide valuable learning experiences for both the students taking the class and the students leading the class. Courses vary each semester, but may include: art, ethnic studies, geology and geophysics, LIS, political science, religion, sociology, and speech. They are listed in the Schedule of Classes/UH Manoa Registration Homepage under each department.
For more information, please call (808) 956-7142 or visit the website at www.fs.hawaii.edu.
Director: M. Watts
The Rainbow Advantage Program (RAP) is a tightly woven learning community, which provides a supportive academic environment and promotes a sense of shared values. In this program, students are actively engaged in their education and participate in a variety of approaches to learning. All incoming UH Manoa freshmen are invited to apply to this program. There is also a residential RAP in which students take courses together as well as dorm together.
RAP students take most of their courses together for the first semester (additional courses may be taken outside of the program). These credits are devoted to the RAP foundation course, CAS 101, which fosters the learning of communication and research skills and serves to integrate all of the other couses. Students will also engage in such academic community pursuits as service learning.
As part of the learning community, students will have the resources of a librarian who serves to integrate information literacy into the content and context of the course. RAP attempts to prepare students for productive careers, fulfilling personal lives, enlightened citizenship and lifelong learning. Opportunities for a second semester within the program are available.
For more information, please call (808) 956-4040 or visit the website at www.rap.hawaii.edu.
Director: M. Watts
Coordinator: R.O. Bingham
The Professions Advising Center, or PAC, is a walk-in resource center for students interested in law, medicine (allopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, osteopathic), or any of the health sciences (dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, podiatry, veterinary medicine, and so on). PAC peer mentors and academic advisors can help you clarify your career goals, choose a major, plan appropriate coursework, research professional programs, find opportunities to gain experience, and apply to schools.
Sinclair Library 504-B
Director: J. Caron
The Honors Program is designed to combine the advantages of a small selective-admissions college with the resources available only at a large research university. For further information, contact the Honors Program office.
Selected Studies (lower division)
Selected Studies provides academically promising freshmen and sophomores the opportunity for enriched general education in honors alpha courses and A-sections—small, intensive, and sometimes experimental versions of the required core courses. Students may qualify for Sophomore Honors awards, and special academic advising is available. Admission is by invitation to students whose high school records and aptitude test scores, or whose recommendations from high school or UH faculty, indicate they have the qualities needed to profit from the opportunity. Students may also apply on their own initiative. A full list of courses is available in the “Courses” section of this Catalog under Honors (HON).
A certificate for sophomore honors is awarded to students in Selected Studies who complete a significant portion of their freshman and sophomore studies in A-sections and other appropriate courses that demand high academic achievement and who achieve at least a GPA of 3.5 therein and overall. Students who believe they have qualified should petition the Honors Council early in their junior year.
Honors (upper division)
Honors degrees are granted only to participants in the UH Manoa Honors Program. Successful completion entitles the student to a bachelor’s degree with “honors,” “high honors,” or “highest honors.” Any regularly registered undergraduate may apply for admission in the second semester of the sophomore year or during the junior year.
As juniors, students complete a Junior Honors Seminar and a course on research methods. As seniors, students pursue a two-semester program of independent research culminating in a Senior Honors Project. Honors students are expected to present their projects at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Exhibit.
Director: S. Rai
The Study Abroad Center (SAC) is a unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. SAC collaborates with various UH Manoa academic departments to provide opportunities for students to study, and faculty members to teach and conduct research, in another country. SAC develops, implements, and evaluates UH Manoa study abroad programs. In addition, the Center provides informational, advisory, and support services to students and faculty members concerning international educational opportunities.
SAC programs are offered for a summer term, a semester, or an academic year. The essence of SAC programs is to acquire knowledge through academic work and to develop a cross-cultural understanding through cultural immersion. Students earn UH Manoa credits for course work completed abroad. The courses offered in these study abroad programs may be used to fulfill a student’s major, language, core, graduation, or elective course requirements. Any Study Abroad course may be used as the “wild card” option. Students on Study Abroad may use the wild card to satisfy an appropriate 3-credit diversification and/or focus requirement. Courses taken overseas will appear on UH Manoa transcripts as UH Manoa courses.
SAC provides faculty members with opportunities to develop courses and publications based upon research and teaching experiences within the global arena. In addition, faculty members who lead study abroad programs have a wide range of responsibilities in their capacity as “in-country” resident directors.
SAC programs and course offerings may vary each academic term.
Semester and Year Programs
SAC offers semester programs in Australia, Denmark, England, France, Italy, Japan, and Spain. The Year-in-Japan program is offered only for a full academic year. Students enrolled in these programs must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each term. All programs offer several content courses that are taught in English. Each fall term, the Japan and China Executive MBA Internships are offered under the aegis of the Study Abroad Center.
SAC summer programs require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours. Course offerings include, but are not limited to, archaeology field schools (Rapa Nui), architecture and design social sciences, International Business (Copenhagen), humanities/social sciences (Paris), business economics (various locations in Asia), Environmental science (Tahiti), European art and architecture (various locations in Western and Eastern Europe), French (Annecy and Angers), German and Political Science (Berlin), Italian (Florence), Japanese (Kobe), Mandarin (Hainan), Russian (Vladivostok), social sciences (Summer at Sea in the South Pacific), and Spanish (Mendoza).
Self-Designed Study Abroad Programs
Students can design a study abroad program different from those offered by SAC and receive UH Manoa credits. Such a program may fall under the category of the Self-Designed Study Abroad Program. A Self-Designed Study Abroad Program can be created for countries and/or cities where UH Manoa does not have an existing study abroad program. Students have conducted Self-Designed Study Abroad Programs in Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Greece, Ghana, Guadalajara, India, Israel, Nepal, New Zealand, Salamanca, Shanghai, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tokyo, and Vietnam.
Study Abroad Internships
Study Abroad internships are available in Florence, London, and Sydney. Internships are carefully planned and each student is placed in a working environment that has been requested and carefully selected according to specific criteria. Interships are generally unpaid. Internship credits will be based on the field of the internship. Internship credits range from 2, 3, 4, or 6 credits in the areas of Academy of Creative Media, Business, Management and Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Real Estate, Travel Industry Management, Social Work, and Apparel and Product Design and Merchandising.
SAC programs are designed primarily for undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. UH Manoa Financial Aid is applicable and available to eligible students. Admission to intensive language programs require a minimum of one year of language study at the college level. For program brochures, detailed information, and an application, contact the Study Abroad Center or visit the website at www.studyabroad.org.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University 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.
|Catalog Coordinator, Manoa Catalog Office, 2600 Campus Raod, QLC 102, Honolulu, HI 96822 :: Web Design by Christine Galiza ::|