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Special to Kalamalama by M.E. Randolph

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, ralfonso@hpu.edu.

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 of history.

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: sschwartz@hpu.edu.


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, mgilbert@hpu.edu.

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, agough@hpu.edu.
Contact: Dr. Douglas Askman, chair of history: daskman@hpu.edu.

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, dmorgan@hpu.edu.
Contact: Dr. Mary Sheridan, chair of Social Work: msheridan@hpu.edu.


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, Anthony Chang.

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: Doug Ing.

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, jwindrow@campus.hpu.edu.
Contact: Dr. Larry LeDoux, chair of journalism, lledoux@hpu.edu.

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 again soon.



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