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Mānoa Academy Spring 2018 Course Options

As the flagship research university of the University of Hawaiʻi System, UHM credit is widely accepted for transfer by universities globally.

The following courses will not only enhance content knowledge and provide students with an early-college experience, but will also fulfill the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa general education requirements. There is no better way to get a running start on college coursework while still in high school.


  • ANTH 151 Emerging Humanity (3) Introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. FGA
  • ANTH 152 Culture and Humanity (3) Introduction to cultural anthropology. How humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. FGB
  • BUS 200 Introduction to Business (3) Introduction to each of the functional areas of business, interrelationships of business functional areas and the role of business in society.
  • COM 201 Introduction to Communication (3) An overview of communication emphasizing intercultural, organizational and international communication and media arts with introduction to multimedia, ICTs, and public relations perspectives. DS
  • ECON 130 Principles of Microeconomics (3) Examination of the decision-making process of both households and firms. Analysis of the functioning of a competitive market system, using supply and demand models and the role of government in cases where the market system fails. Additional topics include the effects of international rate on the welfare of a nation and the effects of different competitive market structures on society. DS
  • ENG 100 English Composition I (3) Introduction to the rhetorical, conceptual and stylistic demands of writing at the university level; instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and writing from sources. FW
  • GEOG 101 The Natural Environment (3) Introduction to physical geography including weather, climate, vegetation, soils, geology, and landforms. Environment issues and natural hazards. DP
  • GEOG 101L The Natural Environment Lab (1) A survey of field and laboratory methods commonly used by physical geographers. DY
  • GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) World’s major cultural regions; geographic aspects of contemporary economic, social, political conditions. FGB
  • GEOG 151 Geography and Contemporary Society (3) Elements of economic geography and resource management, population and urban geography; application to current problems of developed and underdeveloped worlds. FGC
  • HAW 100 Language in Hawaiʻi: A Microcosm of Global Language Issues (3) Survival kit for life in Hawaiʻi: Introduction to Hawaiian and language related issues enhancing communicative experience in Hawaiʻi. FGB
  • HWST 107 Hawaiʻi: Center of the Pacific (3) An introduction to the unique aspects of the native point of view in Hawaiʻi and in the larger Pacific with regards to origins, language, religion, land, art, history, and modern issues. DH, HAP
  • SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology (3) Basic social relationships, social structures, and processes. DS
  • SOC 231 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency (3) Forms of juvenile deviance; conditions and processes that result in alienation and deviance of youth. Juvenile corrects as institutionalized societal responses. DS
  • SOC 251 Introduction to Sociology of the Family (3) Family patterns, mate selection, parent-child interaction, socialization of roles, legal sanctions, trends in organization, functions. DS
  • WS 151 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3) Introduction to feminist interdisciplinary analysis from global and critical perspectives’ relationships between women and men from Asia-pacific, Hawaiian, and other cultures with a focus on gender, race, class, and sexual dynamics; exploration of women’s negotiations with institutional dynamics. DS

Key for General Education/Foundation Requirements

  • DS – Diversification – Social Sciences
  • DP – Diversification – Physical Sciences with a lab
  • FGB – Foundations – Global and multicultural perspectives (content primarily after 1500 CE)
  • FGC – Foundations – Global and multicultural perspectives (content pre-history to present)

The Mānoa Academy offers courses through four modes of delivery.

Mānoa Academy Online
Mānoa Academy Online courses are available to academically qualified students on every Hawaiian island. These courses will be compatible with modern learning styles and offer Academy courses to students far from Mānoa. The online options provide flexibility and convenience to students who are engaged with athletics, music, and other extracurricular activities. For information on how these courses meet dual-credit requirements, students are advised to contact their high school counselor.

Mānoa Academy Running Start
Running start allows academically qualified 11th and 12th graders to take courses on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus alongside

Mānoa Academy in the High School
Mānoa Academy partners with high schools across the state of Hawaiʻi to offer UHM courses for credit in the high school classroom. Courses are taught by UHM instructors, often in collaboration with high school teachers. Mānoa Academy in the High School is a dual credit program, as students earn high school and university credit at the same time. Please contact your high school counselor for more information on how to participate.

Mānoa Academy Beijing
The Mānoa Academy is excited to offer a highly selective program to outstanding Academy students. With generous support from Han Ban and Hawaiian Airlines, Mānoa Academy Beijing will take 20 students to Beijing for an in-depth study of China at the preeminent Beijing Foreign Studies University. For more information, check it out! Mānoa Academy Beijing.