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
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