ABOUT THIS CATALOG
How to Use This Catalog
The 2007-2008 University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH Manoa) Catalog commemorates its centennial celebration through “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating Our Present, and Creating Our Future.” The 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 in this Catalog is not necessarily complete; 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:
If you are a prospective freshman or transfer undergraduate student, consult the sections on undergraduate education, Undergraduate 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 advisor.
If you are a prospective graduate student, consult the graduate education section and the graduate 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, there will be changes in courses offered and program requirements. Check the Schedule of Classes or UH Registration Homepage at www.hawaii.edu/myuh/manoa and your department, college, or school for the most current information.
Web Information: The Catalog, along with previous UH Manoa catalogs, is available at: www.catalog.hawaii.edu.
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The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action institution.
Acknowledgments: This edition of the Catalog would not have been possible without the assistance of many people. Thank you to Lisa Akamine, Ronald Cambra, Robert Chinn, Jan Costa, April Drexel, Christine Galiza, Peter Garrod, Susan Glanstein, Joy Hakoda, Jan Heu, Stella Hieda, Holli Kihara, Michael Kirk-Kuwaye, Avis Morigawara, Diane Nakashima, Gary Rodwell, Michelle Saoit, Neal Smatresk, Helene Sokugawa, and Monica Stitt-Bergh.
Cover and Section Heads: This is the third year a “Design the Catalog Cover” competition was presented to the UH Manoa community. Michelle Saoit, a graphic design major created the winning design to commemorate the centennial celebration with black and white photographs representing the past, colored photographs illustrating the present, and the film negatives symbolizing the creation of the future.
Photographs: Cover photographs courtesy of Robert Chinn. Inside photographs courtesy of Robert Chinn and the schools/colleges.
Centennial Historical Timeline: The University of Hawai‘i will celebrate 100 years of higher education in Hawai‘i during 2007 and 2008, with events to honor our past, celebrate our present and create our future. Since its founding, more than a million students have taken UH courses for credit, students who have, in turn, played a major role in the transformation of Hawai‘i into the successful multi-cultural community we enjoy today.
The University of Hawai‘i centennial mark instills a sense of pride in our first century celebration.
Centennial Historical Timeline: In 1907, the Hawai‘i Territorial Legislature established the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu under terms of the U.S. land grant legislation. Ten students began classes with 13 faculty members in September of the following year, and the first graduates received degrees (two in the sciences and one each in agriculture and engineering) in 1912.
In 1912 the founding campus was renamed the College of Hawai‘i and moved to its present location in O‘ahu’s Manoa Valley. Pig farms and kiawe groves are cleared for construction of the first permanent building, Hawai‘i Hall. Six years later, William Kwai Fong Yap petitioned the legislature for university status, and the campus became the University of Hawai‘i in 1920.
In 1931 UH absorbed the Territorial Normal and Training School (now the College of Education) and graduated its first PhD candidate, J. S. Phillips, whose dissertation addressed control of ants in pineapple fields. Four years later, Professor Gregg Sinclair founded the Oriental Institute, fore-runner of the federally sponsored East-West Center, setting the agenda for the University of Hawai‘i’s ever growing prominence in Asia-Pacific expertise.
War interrupted, and classes were suspended for two months after the December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. UH students of Japanese ancestry formed the Varsity Victory Volunteers to assist with civil defense; many later become part of the famous 100th Infantry Battalion.
Growth resumed in the 1950s. After three years of offering UH Extension Division courses at the old Hilo Boarding School, the University of Hawai‘i, Hilo Branch, was approved. In Manoa, Earle Ernst staged the first kabuki production, founding an Asian theater academic program that has grown in world renown.
The UH Community Colleges system was established in 1964, with Honolulu, Kapi‘olani, Kaua‘i and Maui campuses. It evolved into seven campuses on four islands. Two years later, the founding campus, now called UH Manoa, established a School of Travel Industry Management and the forerunner programs of the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies. The John A. Burns School of Medicine opened in 1967 and construction began on the first telescope atop Mauna Kea volcano in 1968. Leeward Community College was established that year, and Hawai‘i Community College joined the system in 1969.
The 1970s saw the addition of Windward Community College, the William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Hilo College of Agriculture and University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu. The next decade added the School of Architecture and School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology. In athletics, Manoa appoints its first full-time director for women’s sports, Donnis Thompson, and builds Rainbow (now Les Murakami) Stadium.
University Park of Science and Technology Phase I opened under the management of UH Hilo during the 1990s, and Manoa added an award-winning 10,000-seat, $32 million Special Events Arena later named for Athletic Director Stan Sheriff, who fought tirelessly for the project. A record setting private gift by Ed Pauley purchased Coconut Island - known to millions of television viewers as Gilligan’s Island - for expanded marine biology research. The university set records by offering the nation’s first master’s degree in an indigenous language, Hawaiian, and becoming the first institution to successfully clone multiple mammalian generations, starting with the mouse, Cumulina.
In 2000 Hawai‘i voters overwhelmingly supported constitutional autonomy for the University of Hawai‘i, ensuring the institution more control in the management of its resources. Honolulu Community College was selected to be one of only six Cisco Training Academies in the country to offer certified network professional training and Maui Community College continued a tradition of state-wide outreach by opening the Moloka‘i Education Center. Additional highlights include winning the contract to manage the Maui Supercomputing Center for the Air Force Research Laboratory and operate the Navy’s new, high-tech, twin-hull R/V Kilo Moana. Long awaited renovations expand and improve facilities at Windward and Maui Community Colleges and UH Hilo. In 2003, walls were raised for a new medical school and biomedical research facility in Kaka‘ako on O‘ahu as the university looks ahead to its 2007 centennial.
Suggestions/Comments: We would like to make each edition of the Catalog more helpful and welcome your comments on how to improve the next Catalog. Send your comments to the Catalog Coordinator in the Manoa Catalog Office, 2600 Campus Road, QLC 102, Honolulu, HI 96822 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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