Hawaiian or Second Language (HSL)
UH Manoa Graduation Requirements
Knowledge of a second language increases the student’s ability to understand other people; it encourages deeper awareness of the structure of language and its relation to thought, develops sensitivity to other ways of ordering personal experience and social institutions, provides a direct way of comparing another culture to one’s own, and provides greater insight into the workings of one’s native language.
Before graduation, students must show competence at the 202 (or equivalent) level in Hawaiian or a second language by doing one of the following:
The Hawaiian or Second Language requirement has been modified or waived for students in the following schools and colleges: Shidler College of Business; College of Education; College of Engineering; School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology; College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Students in these colleges/schools should consult a college advisor.
Students should be aware that changing their major may change their Hawaiian or Second Language requirement. A list of majors and their respective college/school can be found in the “Degrees” section.
Credits for Previous Language Experience
All students under the current General Education requirements with experience in a language other than English (including native speakers) may earn “back credits.” These students may take any UH Manoa course, appropriate to their level, in which there is significant use of that language. (Appropriate level determined by placement exam or advisor; significant use determined by the course content.) Upon completion of this course, if students earn a letter grade of C (not C-) or better, they will receive between 3 and 16 back credits.
Back credits may be earned for only one language. The student must take the course for a letter grade (not CR/NC). Other restrictions also apply. Check with the appropriate language department for details and forms. Information is also available at www.hawaii.edu/gened/hsl.htm.
Four-semester Sequences Offered in these Languages
Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chamorro, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hindi, Ilokano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Latin, Mandarin, Maori, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Spanish, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Vietnamese.
Some language courses are not offered regularly and this is noted in the course description section of this Catalog.
Besides the approved languages listed above, American Sign Language also
fulfills the language requirement. Courses in American Sign Language are
not offered at UH Manoa, but the campus will consider students who complete
American Sign Language to the second level of study as having met UH Manoa’s
Hawaiian or Second Language requirement.
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 Road, QLC 102, Honolulu, HI 96822 :: Web Design by Christine Galiza, Modified by Michelle Saoit ::|