Division of Humanities
The Division of Humanities provides students with the option of concentrating in Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, History, English, or Philosophy. To complement the concentration, students must take courses in one additional Humanities concentration. The major in the Humanities also requires that basic courses be taken. Basic courses are designed to introduce the student to the broad concepts and ideas explored in the Humanities. Skills courses, which offer the student an opportunity to improve skills such as communication, research and analyses associated with study in the Humanities, may be taken as electives.
Students are required to complete the Writing Assessment Examination (WAE) with a score of E (exempt). Those students receiving a score of N (not exempt) on the WAE are required to complete HUM 310 Writing Skills with a passing grade. In addition, students must complete a minimum of nine credits of upper-division Writing-Intensive courses, including HUM 486 Senior Project or HUM 490 Humanities Practicum.
Students majoring in the Humanities should complete 36 credits as follows:
1. Six credits in Humanities Basic courses
2. 24 credits in either Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, History, English, or Philosophy, including HUM 486 Senior Project or HUM 490 Humanities Practicum; and
3. Six credits in one additional Humanities concentration
Humanities students are encouraged to select electives from the Social Sciences, Business Administration, and Public Administration.