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Honors (HON)

Honors Programs

These courses are limited to students in the Honors Programs.

HON 101 Introduction to Research and Creative Work at Mânoa (3) Combines lectures by instructors and faculty guests with workshops and hands-on experience in small group projects, including bibliographic searches, laboratory science, social surveys and interviews. A significant portion is dedicated to writing instruction. Honors Program students only. A-F only.

HON 120 Mathematical Modes of Thinking (3) Mathematics as both a language and a thought process expressed in that language. Historical and contemporary relations to culture. A-F only.

HON 190 Honors Tutorial (1) Supplements a 100 or 200 lecture course or standard lab time with discussion section, instructor-intensive lab time or directed research. Limited enrollment. Repeatable three times.

HON 291 (Alpha) Sophomore Seminar (3) Special inquiry-based study of multi-disciplinary topics in particular historical, cultural, geographical, environmental, or other contexts. Emphasis on primary sources and/or fieldwork and extensive instruction in writing. (B) biological science; (H) humanities; (P) physical science; (R) arts; (S) social science; (T) literature. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or departmental approval. DB for (B); DH for (H); DP for (P); DA for (R); DS for (S); DL for (T)

HON 301 Public Policy-Making (3) Students develop understanding of theory, practice, and ethical issues of public policy-making. Combines lecture/discussion and fieldtrips. Students develop policy analysis and strategic plans that identify issues, interests, and methods of influence. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or 291, or departmental approval. (Cross-listed as POLS 386)

HON 303 Civic Engagement, Volunteerism & Community Service (3) Seminar on history and theory and practice of volunteerism in the U.S. Involves comparative study of volunteerism, individual research projects on volunteerism, and conduct of field service activities together with written reports. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or 291, or departmental approval.

HON 330 Honors Study Abroad Project (V) Honors students participating in study abroad enhance their experience through an individually proposed project to be carried out in the host country. Project must be approved by the Honors and Study Abroad directors. Repeatable one time, up to three credits. Honors students only. Pre: consent of Honors director and Study Abroad director.

HON 333 Experiential Learning and Scholarly Engagement (3) Students develop an understanding of theory and practice of experiential learning through direct engagement and focused scholarly reflection while assimilating and synthesizing new knowledge and developing critical thinking skills. Repeatable two times. Honors Program approval only. A-F only.

HON 340 The Publication Process (3) Publication process focuses on experiential learning and ethics. Learn how to solicit contributions, review and edit articles, and learn about publishing from multiple perspectives. Repeatable one time. Honors students only. Pre: consent of Honors director and instructor. (Spring only)

HON 380 Peer Mentoring (3) Students develop understanding of dynamics of leadership skills within the contexts of paired to large groups. Significant portion is dedicated to writing and oral communication instruction. Honors Program students only. Pre-semester training sessions, on-going training and supervision. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 101 or departmental approval.

HON 491 Junior Seminar (3) Project-based experiential learning involving community-based research or creative work. Focus on project design, practical skills, and teamwork. Significant portion is dedicated to writing instruction. Multi-disciplinary topics vary each semester. Honors Program students only. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

HON 492 Honors Colloquium (3) Weekly meetings for discussion of enduring issues and problems of an interdisciplinary nature. Limited to candidates for Honors degree. CR/NC only.

HON 494 Honors Workshop (0) Supplemental workshop for students beginning independent work on their senior honors thesis. HON students only. Junior or senior standing only. CR/NC only. Pre: 495 or consent.

HON 495 Honors Thesis Proposal (3) Library research skills; scholarship of research and creative work; methodological and ethical issues; development of individual proposal or prospectus for Senior Honors Project. Limited to candidates for the Honors degree. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only.

HON 496 Senior Honors Project (3) Original research, creative work, performance or other form of scholarly project appropriate to a major and supervised by a faculty member. Limited to candidates for Honors degree. Repeatable one time for each major. A-F only. Pre: 495 or consent.

HON 499 Directed Reading/Research (V) Directed reading and/or research. Repeatable 3 times or up to 12 credits.

Selected Studies students also have the option of taking A-section courses from the following list when they are offered by departments:

 ACC 201A Introduction to Financial Accounting
 AMST 150A America and the World FGB
 AMST 202A Diversity in American Life DH
 AMST 220A Introduction to Indigenous Studies DH
 ANTH 151A Emerging Humanity FGA
 ANTH 152A Culture and Humanity FGB
 ART 101A Introduction to Visual Arts DA
 ART 175A Survey of Global Art I FGA
 ART 176A Survey of Global Art II FGB
 ASAN 312A Contemporary Asian Civilizations DS
 ASTR 110A Survey of Astronomy DP
 ASTR 120A Astronomical Origins DP
 BOT 101A General Botany DB
 BOT 105A Ethnobotany FGC
 BOT 107A Plants, People, and Culture FGC
 CHEM 181A Honors General Chemistry DP
 CHN 101A Elementary Mandarin HSL
 CHN 102A Elementary Mandarin HSL
 CHN 201A Intermediate Mandarin HSL
 COMG 151A Personal and Public Speech DA
 COMG 251A Principles of Effective Public Speaking DA
 ECON 130A Principles of Microeconomics DS
 ECON 131A Principles of Macroeconomics DS
 ECON 300A Intermediate Economics: Macroeconomics Analysis DS
 ECON 301A Intermediate Economics: Price Theory DS
 ECON 317A The Japanese Economy DS
 ECON 362A Trade Policy and Globalization DS
 ENG 100A Composition I FW
 ENG 270A Introduction to Literature: Literary History DL
 ENG 271A Introduction to Literature: Genre DL
 ENG 272A Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature DL
 ENG 273A Introduction to Literature: Creative Writing and Literature DL
 ES 101A Introduction to Ethnic Studies DS
 GG 101A Introduction to Geology DP
 HWST 107A Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific DH
 HIST 161A World Cultures in Perspective FGA
 HIST 162A World Cultures in Perspective FGB
 ICS 101A Digital Tools for the Information World
 ICS 111A Introduction to Computer Science
 ICS 211A Introduction to Computer Science II
 IS 300A Field Study
 MATH 251A Accelerated Calculus I FS FQ
 MATH 252A Accelerated Calculus II
 MATH 253A Accelerated Calculus III
 MICR 140A Microbiology Laboratory DY
 MUS 107A Music in World Cultures FGC
 PHIL 100A Introduction to Philosophy: Survey of Problems DH
 PHIL 101A Introduction to Philosophy: Morals and Society DH
 PHIL 102A Introduction to Philosophy: Asian Traditions DH
 PHIL 110A Introduction to Deductive Logic
 PHYS 170A General Physics I DP
 PHYS 272A General Physics II DP
 POLS 110A Introduction to Political Science DS
 POLS 335A Political Philosophy and Theory DS
 PSY 100A Survey of Psychology DS
 PSY 371A Abnormal Psychology DS
 REL 151A Religion and the Meaning of Existence DH
 REL 210A Understanding Christianity DH
 SOCS 150A Street Science: Evaluating and Applying Evidence in Daily Life
 SOC 100A Introduction to Sociology DS
 SOC 300A Principles of Sociology Inquiry DS
 SPAN 201A Intermediate Spanish HSL
 SPAN 202A Intermediate Spanish HSL
 TIM 102A Food and World Cultures FGB
 WS 151A Introduction to Women’s Studies DS