Before students fill up their
spring 2007 schedule, they may want to consider some special
classes, either as electives or as substitutes for required
classes in their major.
PHIL 3300 The History of Asian Philosophies: Explore
the major developments in philosophical thought in India,
China, and Japan, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism,
and Taoism. Emphasis will be on reading original texts in
English translation where possible. Instructor: Dr. Russell
Alfonso, assistant professor of humanities, email@example.com.
THEA 3810 Theater and Society in the Greco-Roman
World (new): Learn about the evolution of drama
and theater as a living, breathing art form in ancient
Greece and Rome, from its origins in ritual to its growth
as a civic event, and its development into a literary art
form. Instructor: Dr. Saundra Schwartz, associate professor
WRI 3312 Haiku East and West: The study of the classical
Japanese haiku. This course bridges the cultural
span between East and West. After becoming familiar with
the genre, students will compose their own haiku. Instructor:
Dr. James Muhleman, associate professor of literature.
Contact: Dr. Saundra Schwartz, chair of humanities: firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIST 3880 Modern World Revolutions (Experimental): This
new course examines how modern world historical processes,
such as industrialization, colonialism, political ideologies,
globalization, and anti-globalization can interact to produce
revolutionary movements. It may be used as an upper-division
elective for history and diplomacy and military studies majors.
Instructor: National Endowment for the Humanities scholar
Dr. Marc Gilbert, email@example.com.
HIST 3556 History of Hawai‘i: From
the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778 to the overthrow of
the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893. Field trips will include
such important historical sites as ‘Iolani Palace,
the Mission Houses Museum, and Washington Place. Instructor:
Dr. Douglas Askman, assistant professor of history.
HIST 3571 The African Diaspora: Offered for the first
time in two years! This is the history of the scattering
of African peoples around the world outside of Africa through
the slave trades of the Muslims, Europeans, and Americans
from 1500 A.D. to the present. It will also examine African
cultures around the world and their influence on the societies
they have become a part of. Instructor: Dr. Allison Gough,
assistant professor of history, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Dr. Douglas Askman, chair of history: email@example.com.
Social Work and Social Science
SOC 4500 Program Design for the Human Services: required
for social work majors and only offered every other year.
All 2008 graduates must sign up for this course this spring.
SOC 3808 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (new): Explore
the development of gender, sexuality, and sexual identity
and their distinctive places in society. Examine the influences
of cultural expectations, moral concepts, and the family
unit on sexual identity, as well as new scientific insights
in genetics and medical research. Prerequisites include
any two social science courses; contact Dr. Mary Sheridan
regarding possible waivers. Instructor: Dan Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Dr. Mary Sheridan, chair of Social Work: email@example.com.
COM 3910A Labor Relations: The course will
look at how labor communicates with governmental, media,
and public audiences, as well as within its own organizations
and movements. It will also provide a historical prospective
of the labor movement and analyze specific labor case studies.
Instructor: Former state senator and local labor leader,
COM 3910 Digital Imaging Communication: Before graphics move across
your television screen, they are created in Photoshop. This course will teach
photoshop as it is applicable to broadcast video. The student will complete
weekly projects that reinforce software learning and to create a portfolio
of digital works. The course will culminate in a final project that demonstrates
the student’s mastery of the software.
This class is required before enrollment in motion graphics. A suggested prerequisite
is Graphic Design. It is possible to concurrently enroll in both. Instructor:
COM 6910D Writing for the Media: The course
emphasizes information gathering and the basic processes
of communicating to general audiences through various media
formats for informative and persuasive purposes. Special
attention is given to research, media literacy, critical
thinking, logical organization, and clear communication in
written and orally presented reports, news releases, position
papers, and feature articles. Instructor: John Windrow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Dr. Larry LeDoux, chair of journalism, email@example.com.
For more detailed information, students should call or e-mail the program chair
or the professors listed. To substitute classes for specific degree requirements,
students should consult their academic advisor about filing a general petition.
Students who are interested in one or more of these classes, but who can’t
sign up due to a schedule conflict, should let the instructor or program chair
know of their interest. That will improve the chances of the course being offered