HPU 500 Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Spring 2021 HPU 500 courses

Term

Course

Title

Credits

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

PSCI 1400

American Political System

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

SPAN 1100

Beginning Spanish I

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

SPAN 1200

Beginning Spanish II

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

PH 2060

Comparative Healthcare Systems

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

CSCI 1041

Digital Literacy in a Global Society

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

CSCI 1041

Digital Literacy in a Global Society

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

HIST 1002

Global Crossroads 1500 to Present

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

HIST 1002

Global Crossroads 1500 to Present

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

HRD 1000

Introduction to Human Resource Development

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

HRD 1000

Introduction to Human Resource Development

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

PADM 1000

Introduction to Leadership in America

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

PSCI 2000

Introduction to Politics

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

PSCI 2000

Introduction to Politics

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

PSY 1000

Introduction to Psychology

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

PSY 1000

Introduction to Psychology

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

ARTS 1000

Introduction to Visual Arts

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

MUS 1000

Introduction to Western Classical Music

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

BIOL 1000

Introductory Biology

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

BIOL 1000

Introductory Biology

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

MARS 1000

Introductory Oceanography

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

HIST 1558

Living History of Hawaii

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

MATH1130

Pre-Calculus I

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

PHIL 2090

Principles of Logic

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

ENG 1101

Representations of Pacific Life

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

WRI 1200

Research, Argument, and Writing

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

WRI 1200

Research, Argument, and Writing

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

MATH1123

Statistics

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

MATH 1123

Statistics

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

MATH 1123

Statistics

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

HIST 1402

The American Experience: 1865 to Present

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

ENG 2000

The Art of Literature

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

ENVS 1000

The Sustainability Challenge

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

ENVS 1000

The Sustainability Challenge

3

Spring 8A (01/11-03/07)

HIST 1001

Traditions and Encounters: World Cultures to 1500

3

Spring 8B (03/15-05/09)

CJ 1000

Violence in American Society

3

16-Week (01/11-05/09)

WRI 1100

Writing and Analyzing Arguments

3

 

Spring 2021 HPU 500 Course Descriptions 

ARTS1000 Introduction to Visual Arts
An introductory visual arts course covering elements of art, principles of design, and the creative process. Major historical movements in art are covered as well as student expressions in various visual media and forms. Lectures and studio demonstrations.

BIOL1000 Introductory Biology
An introductory survey of the major areas of the biological sciences designed to equip students with information enabling them to make rational, informed decisions about biologically relevant issues. The course includes topics such as cell structure and function, metabolism, mitosis and meiosis, protein synthesis, evolution, animal diversity, anatomy and physiology, ecology, and conservation biology.

CJ1000 Violence in American Society
This course looks at the patterns and correlates interpersonal and collective violence using the most contemporary research, theories, and cases. Today violence remains one of the most pressing issues facing not only American society but countries throughout the world. The course looks at a variety of
different yet connected forms of violence, which include homicide, assault, rape, domestic violence, robberies, genocide, riots, lynching, and terrorism, among others. While engaging in individual and cooperative projects, students will consider the theoretical causes and explanations of the deviant behavior of infamous criminals that have plagued our American society.

CSCI1041 Digital Literacy in a Global Society
This course gives students tools to be active participants in today’s global culture of digital literacy. Students will learn current technology for acquiring, analyzing, and sharing information; analytical skills to understand, organize, and analyze numeric and graphic data; and communication skills to convey information in a context appropriate to the receiving audience. Readings will initiate discussions of technology issues such as: cybersecurity, addiction to social media, ethics and privacy, and intellectual property issues in a global society. The course is presented in a global context with local details drawn from a variety of countries and cultures.

ENG1101 Representations of Pacific Life
This course introduces students to selected texts from some of the many cultures of Oceania and to the critical skills they will need to get the most out of these cultural productions. It focuses on an overview of Oceanic literature, emphasizing prose fiction, poetry, drama, and other genres such as journalism, film, and media.

ENG2000 The Art of Literature
This course will introduce students to multiple ways of interpreting literature, selected from a variety of literary genres such as poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Texts to be explored will be drawn from multiple cultures and time periods. In addition to studying and applying interpretative strategies, students will have opportunities to apply literary techniques by writing a creative piece in at least one of the genres studied.

ENVS1000 The Sustainability Challenge
What is sustainability and what challenges are we facing now and in the future? What is my impact and what can I do about it? In the course, students will learn about the “three-legged stool” (economic, environmental, and social) of sustainability and how to use systems thinking to better understand the complex natural and human systems we rely upon for food, water, energy, business, etc. Students will “take the sustainability challenge” and measure their own current impacts and compare them to their impacts after taking actions to be more sustainable. The collective results will then be used to propose action plans to inspire others on campus and in the broader community to do the same.

HIST1001 Traditions and Encounters: World Cultures to 1500
This course is an interpretative survey of the development of cultures from prehistoric times to A.D. 1500. Students will analyze the characteristics of human societies, explore how human cultures have interacted with each other over time, and investigate the evolution of global exchange and the ideas, concepts, and phenomena that have connected and divided people across regional boundaries and time.

HIST1002 Global Crossroads 1500 to Present
This course engages students in the study of modern world history in order to achieve a more critical and integrated understanding of global societies and cultures during the past five hundred years. Students will explore developments in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe; consider the interaction of the West and non-West and the eventual domination of the West after 1750; investigate the origins and outcomes of world war, revolution, and genocide in the 20th century; trace the disintegration of western empires after World War II; and ponder the global challenges of the post-Cold War era.

HIST1402 The American Experience: 1865 to Present
This course is an introduction to United States history from the end of the Civil War to the present. This course will explore major themes in American history, emphasizing the people, events, and antecedents that have most influenced our world today. As part of the American Experience, we will examine topics such as the everyday lives of ordinary Americans; the rise of great cities and corporations; America’s response to depression and war; the problems of a post-industrial and post-Cold War age; and the impact of modern conditions of America’s traditions, values, and institutions.

HIST1558 Living History of Hawai'i
This cross-disciplinary course focuses on aspects of the history of the Hawaiian Islands from the arrival of Captain Cook in 1778. It includes interdisciplinary perspectives from history, museum studies, and preservation studies. In addition, the course includes experiential learning in the form of, for example, historic site visits and/or service learning. Instructors may focus on different time periods such as the monarchy era, the territorial period, and from statehood to the present. Instructors may also take different approaches including perspectives from political, social, cultural, military, or diplomatic history.

HRD1000 Introduction to Human Resource Development
An introduction to major components of human resource development (HRD). This course investigates the roles of HRD practitioners and develops an understanding of HRD theories, principles, and practices.

MARS1000 Introductory Oceanography
An elementary survey of the geology, chemistry, physics, and biology of the oceans. Topics include: ocean basin morphology, plate tectonics, sedimentation, major and minor components of seawater, ocean circulation, waves, tides, plankton, nekton, and benthic organisms.

MATH1123 Statistics
This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include describing,
summarizing, and displaying data; using sample statistics to estimate population parameters; evaluating hypothesis using confidence levels with application to the physical and social sciences; logically drawing conclusions based on statistical procedures; and quantifying the possibility of error and bias.

MATH1130 Pre-Calculus I
This course covers mathematical topics that prepare students for higher-level mathematics courses. Topics include: functions and their properties, polynomial and rational functions and their graphs, transformation method of graphing functions, exponential and logarithmic functions and equations, right-triangle trigonometry, an introduction to trigonometric functions and their graphs, solving systems of inequalities, and solving systems of equations. Optional topics: matrices, determinants and Cramer’s rule, linear programming, fundamental counting principle, permutations and combinations, and an introduction to probability

MUS1000 Introduction to Western Classical Music
An introductory exploration of the evolution of Western classical music (WCM) from the Middle Ages to the present in relation to the background of life and art. Major historical movements in WCM are covered as well as the basics of reading western music notation. In addition, the impact and influence of non-western music on WCM will be examined.

PADM1000 Introduction to Leadership in America
This course is an introduction to the study of leadership in America. It compares the administrative processes used in private and non-profit organizations and the U.S. government, including the U.S. military. This course introduces students to the theories of leadership and the styles, traits, and myths of leadership including the history, cultures, and ethical basis for good leadership in an American context.

PH2060 Comparative Healthcare Systems
This course will compare and contrast the provision, funding, and governance of healthcare programs across a variety of healthcare systems around the world. Students will examine the advantages and disadvantages of the different major healthcare systems such as national health services, social insurance, and private insurance. Primary care, curative medicine, and chronic care will also be explored. This course will study healthcare systems from several countries (e.g., United States, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan, Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Russia, Korea, India, Nigeria, Mexico, and the Philippines).

PHIL2090 Principles of Logic
The study of the elements of logic. The course promotes critical thinking and sound decision-making by clarifying the nature and importance of logical consequences and by providing intensive practice in recognizing examples of logical consequences. The development of logic as a discipline and its affinities with quantitative reasoning are stressed.

PSCI1400 American Political System
An analysis of the American political system. Topics include the central theme of democracy in American politics as well as structural factors including the Constitution, our federal system, media, public opinion, interest groups, and social movements. Additional topics deal with how federal institutions such as the Congress, the presidency, the bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court work. The course looks at federal policy in civil rights and liberties, the economy, social welfare, foreign policy, and national defense.

PSCI2000 Introduction to Politics
This course is designed to help the student better understand the political world. It surveys the central analytical concepts of political science that help explain the realities of the political world in the early 21st century. The level of analysis ranges from the individual’s political beliefs and actions to the political orientations of groups and states, as well as the dynamics of the international political system.

PSY1000 Introduction to Psychology
An introductory course in psychology, covering the major processes underlying human behavior, cognition, and emotion. Specific units covered include: consciousness, sensation and perception, thought and language, human development, personality, social psychology, abnormal psychology, and the realization of human potential.

SPAN1100 Beginning Spanish I
An introduction to written and spoken Spanish. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.

SPAN1200 Beginning Spanish II
An introduction to written and spoken Spanish. This is the second semester of a two-semester sequence.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1100.

WRI1100 Writing and Analyzing Arguments
WRI 1100 provides instruction and practice in college-level writing tasks, emphasizing the writing of arguments and the awareness that argument is the cornerstone of academic writing. Students will develop critical thinking skills and academic writing skills by reading, analyzing, and understanding complex texts. In order to learn how to write college-level arguments, students will refine their writing processes, develop their awareness of audience and rhetorical context, develop information literacy including the effective and proper use of source material, and expand their repertoires of rhetorical strategies and organizational techniques.

WRI1200 Research, Argument, and Writing
This course continues WRI 1100’s focus on argument as the cornerstone of academic writing, emphasizing organization, logical reasoning, and critical thinking. Students prepare a major argumentative research paper by locating and evaluating sources; summarizing, synthesizing, and incorporating them; and attributing ideas to their sources.

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