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Course Descriptions - HSER

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

HIST 250 World History and Film (3) (DH) Prerequisite: “C’’ or higher in ENG 100 This course examines our varying interpretations of the meaning of global historical events as they have been explored through film. The course will involve viewing films about historical events and issues, and using these films as a pathway to understanding the stories we tell ourselves about our own past and the purposes behind those stories. The course will further explore the use of metaphor and narrative, and perspective in the writing of history. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HIST 281 Introduction To American History I (3) (DH) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100 + ENG 100S Recommended Prep: HIST 152 Interpretative survey from the earliest settlement to 1865. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HIST 282 Introduction To American History II (3) (DH) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100 + ENG 100S Recommended Prep: HIST 152 Interpretative survey from 1865 to the present. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HIST 284 History of the Hawaiian Islands (3) (DH) Prerequisite: ENG 100 Survey of the social, political, and economic history of Hawai‘i from the earliest times to the present. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HIST 288 Survey of Pacific Islands History (3) (DH) Prerequisite: ENG 100 Development from precolonial to modern times; early settlement, cultural contact, colonization, contemporary problems. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HIST 296M Topics in History: Introduction to Asian American History (3) (DH) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100 + ENG 100S Recommended Prep: HIST 152 This course analyzes the historical development of Asian American communities in the Americas and Hawai‘i. Emphasis will be placed on situating the movements of Asians within local, regional, and transnational frameworks. Students will analyze the significance of race, gender, and class in shaping the experiences of Asian American communities. The communities covered include Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans. (3 hrs. lect. per week)




HSER 40-HSER 43 Series Special Topics in Human Services (Number of credits depends on topic and may vary from semester to semester.) Special topic courses. A variety of contemporary topics, workshops, projects, or readings in methods or problems in human services. May be repeated for credit. Some topics may be taken on a CR/N basis. (Class hours depend on topic and may vary from semester to semester.)


HUMANITIES (HUM) HUM 50 Introduction to Reasoning (3) Prerequisite: Placement ENG 100 + ENG 100S Learning to avoid black and white thinking with special emphasis on persuasive appeals and scientific conclusions popularized by the mass media. Crosslisted as PHIL 50. (3 hrs. lect. per week) HUM 193V Cooperative Education (1–4) Instructor approval required. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience related to classroom and laboratory instruction in Humanities. Students may enroll 4 times for a maximum of 12 credits. (5 hrs. work experience per week per credit)

INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION (IED) IEDB 295 Construction Academy Teacher Training Course (3) Recommended Prep: Participation in the Construction Academy. This course is designed for Department of Education (DOE) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teachers and Community College Traveling Teachers as part of the Hawaii State Construction Initiative. Participants will be certified to teach articulated CTE courses for the DOE which meet Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accreditation Standards for Post Secondary Institutions. (45 total student contact hours) IEDD 101 Basic Drafting And Blueprint Reading (3) Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Applied Trades majors only. A basic mechanical drawing course designed for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship Program students. Includes the use of drafting instruments, technical terminology, drawing scales, linework, lettering, orthographic projection, auxiliary and sectional views, assemblies and pictorials, threads and welds, and basic ship drawings. Lecture, demonstration, and exercise drawing. Topics developed in related shop work apart from this course. (10 hrs. lect./lab. per week over 5 weeks)

INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE (ICS) (See also Computing, Electronics, & Networking Technology) ICS 100 Computing Literacy and Applications (3) Recommended Prep: ENG 100 + ENG 100S OR Placement in ENG 100 An introductory survey of computers and their role in the information world emphasizing computer terminology, hardware, and software. Opportunities for “hands-on” experience using applications software may include spreadsheets, word processing, presentations and communications. (3 hrs. lect. per week plus lab assignments.)

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