General Education Program (prior to Fall 2015)

Upper-Division Gen Ed Requirements

HPU General Education includes two requirements to be completed at the upper-division level.  Any course that is used to meet one of the upper division general education requirements cannot also be used to meet the other upper division requirement or one of the common core requirements.  For example, a student who takes ENVS 3000 can use that course to meet the Global Systems C requirement or the Citizenship requirement but not both. A student who takes NSCI 3000 can use that course to meet the Research and Writing requirement or the Citizenship requirement, but not both. 

Research and Writing Requirement

The purpose of this requirement is to give all students opportunities to continue their progress toward mastery of some of the Communication and Research and Epistemology Outcomes at the upper division level, with an emphasis on performing the kinds of research appropriate to their chosen academic and professional fields and communicating the results in appropriate ways, both orally and in writing. Depending on the program of study, students may fulfill this requirement with a specific course required in the major program, with a choice of courses specified by the program, or with any option on the list of approved courses.  A program may require more than one course for this requirement.

If your program of studies permits you to take "any Upper-Division Research and Writing course," then complete one of the courses or combinations of courses listed below.  If a particular course or combination of courses is specified in your program, take those courses.

The following courses meet this requirement:

ADPR 3700 

Integrated Promotion Management

ANTH 3000 

Is Global Citizenship Possible?

ANTH 3200

Medical Anthropology

CHEM 4910

Senior Seminar  (as of Fall 2011)

COM 3400

Communicating Professionally

COM 3420

Business Communication

COM 3500

Technical Communication

ED 3200

Education Research and Writing

GEOG 3720

Population Dynamics

HIST 3900

Research and Writing across Time and Culture

HUM 3900

Research and Writing in the Humanities

MGMT 3550

Business Research Methods

NSCI 3000

Building Sustainable Communities

SOC 3100

Methods of Inquiry

SWRK 3300

Writing and Research in Social Work

The following combinations of courses meet this requirement:

BIOL 3080



BIOL 3081

Ecology Laboratory

NUR 4700

Research Proposal Development 


NUR 4960

Developing a Healthy Community

 Citizenship Requirement

 The general purpose of the citizenship requirement is to provide students with learning opportunities consistent with the university’s mission to “anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.”   There are two different options: Global Citizenship courses and Service Learning courses.   While some programs specify which course is required to meet this requirement, most leave this requirement open to student choice.   If your program of studies specifies a particular course or range of courses, then follow those directions. Otherwise choose any course below for which you have the pre-requisites.

 Global Citizenship Courses

 The Global Citizenship option emphasizes preparing graduates for active membership in a global society and provides opportunities for exploring the meaning of global citizenship and related concepts such as sustainability, justice, human rights and social responsibility, as well as the impact and process of globalization. Students work toward mastery of the general education program objectives with an emphasis on Values and Choices, World Cultures and Global Systems. 

 The following courses meet this requirement:

ANTH 3000

Is Global Citizenship Possible?

ANTH 3230

Making a Difference

COM 3300

Intercultural Communication

ENVS 3000

Science and the Modern Prospect

HIST 3000

Citizenship and Border Identities in European History

HIST 3414:

Untied States: Race and Ethnicity in American History

HIST 3650

History of Oil in the Modern World

HUM 4500

World Problematique

INTR 3901

International Human Rights

PHIL 3651

Environmental Ethics

PHIL 4500

Global Justice

PSCI 3100

International Relations

PSY 3235

Cross-Cultural Psychology

REL 3500

Indigenous Traditions

SOC 3380  

Cross-Cultural Relations

SOC 3650

Global Systems and Development

Service Learning Courses

 The service learning option addresses this part of the university’s mission by providing students with hands-on experiences which allow them and the university to serve the community and create alliances between the university and local communities.  Service learning courses may also potentially involve serving more distant communities.  

 The following courses qualify as service-learning courses that meet the citizenship requirement:

ANTH 3600

Poverty and Culture

CSCI 4911

Software Project

CSCI 4921

Software Project Management

ED 3500

Service Learning for Elementary Education

HIST 3558

Living History Hawaii

MATH 4920

Math Education Practicum

NSCI 3000

Building Sustainable Communities

NUR 4961

Developing a Healthy Community Laboratory

SOC 4910

Community Intervention

WRI 3510

Introduction to Composition Studies