Course Descriptions

HUMANITIES (HU)

HU 120 Western Academic Education (1)

This course examines college life from the perspective of a cultural outsider. It explores residential life, college communities, diversity, and academic expectations. In addition it offers practice in writing for academic success with a specific emphasis on e-mail communication, short written communication, and writing for tests (short answer and essay exams). Offered for Caroline College and Pastoral Institute students only.

HU 122 Cross-cultural Communication (1)

Formed around a series of readings reflecting on the meaning of and skills necessary for effective cross-cultural communication, the student will examine their own values, beliefs, expectations, customs and attitudes and their impact on the process and methods of communication within their own and other cultures. Using both indigenous and western texts, the student will identify and begin to develop the skills needed to communicate across cultural boundaries. They will also continue to develop specific skills for summarizing texts, and posing questions based on readings. Offered for Caroline College and Pastoral Institute students only.

HU 124 Indigenous Themes (1)

This course has a variety of possible themes dependent on the expertise of the instructor and the cultural origin of the student participants. Sections may focus on Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Palauan, Kosraean, Marshallese, Samoan, other South Pacific cultures, Hawaiian, Korean, Japanese, or Chinese cultural themes. Through applied exercises, they will continue to develop their short essay writing skills, goal setting skills, improve their research skills, and produce a short research based thesis paper. Offered for Caroline College and Pastoral Institute students only.

HU 126 Catholic Social Thought (1)

Students will explore Catholic Social Thought through the lens of the CUH mission and identity documents, Native Hawaiian and Pacific authors, and documents derived from the Catholic Conferences of their original homeland. Within this multi- faceted approach, students will explore the implications of justice, peace, and service for their personal faith journey. They will explore why the Church is committed to global solidarity and how we can cultivate this preeminent social virtue. This course will have a service learning experience focused on “vocation in life, career and service”. Offered for Caroline College and Pastoral Institute students only.

HU 128 Approaches to Information Literacy (3)

The course includes the instruction and practice in identifying, retrieving, evaluating, and summarizing sources appropriate for a college level research paper.

English 102 and Communication 101 are prerequisites for all upper division courses.

HU 494 Senior Thesis Research (3)

This course is required for completion of the Humanities major. It is offered annually and is set up in consultation with the instructor to meet the requirements of the individual student degree plan.

HU 498 Senior Thesis Writing (3)

This course is required for completion of the Humanities major. It is offered annually and is set up in consultation with the instructor to meet the requirements of the individual student degree plan. Prerequisite: HU 494.