Academics: Liberal Arts

Psychology

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Program Description

Honolulu Community College offers its students the opportunity to study Psychology in a program leading to an Academic Subject Certificate in Psychology. This academic credential is included on student transcripts and can be the first step toward employment in a variety of professional and academic fields related directly or indirectly to Psychology.

Communication

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Program Description

Honolulu Community College offers its students the opportunity to study Communication in a program leading to an Academic Subject Certificate in Communication. This academic credential is included on student transcripts and can be the first step toward employment in a variety of professional and academic fields related directly or indirectly to Communication.

Asian Studies

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Program Description

Honolulu Community College offers students the opportunity to study the languages and cultures of Asia in an interdisciplinary program leading to an Academic Subject Certificate in Asian Studies. This academic credential is included on student transcripts and can be the first step toward employment in a variety of professional and academic fields related directly or indirectly to Asia.

Kūlana Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Programs)

Kūlana Hawai‘i is comprised of the Nā Papa Hawai‘i-Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies Programs, and the Hulili Ke Kukui-Hawaiian Center. Nā Papa Hawai‘i off ers courses in Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian plants, Hawaiian Literature, and Voyaging. Hulili Ke Kukui off ers comprehensive support services including the Po‘i Nā Nalu-Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program which provides peer assisted English, Math and Physics gateway courses. Kūlana Hawai‘i's mission is to perpetuate Hawaiian knowledge and traditional practices.

System Approved Foundations Courses

Honolulu Community College

Written Communication

Courses Articulate as FW
ENG 100 Yes

Symbolic Reasoning

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Department offers courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology and Women’s Studies.

Contact: Kara Kam-Kalani (845-9208, kamkara@hawaii.edu), Ronald Pine (845-9163, pine@hawaii.edu)

Faculty & Staff

Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Department offers courses in Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology and Geophysics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Physics, General Science and Zoology.

Contact: Femar Lee, 847-9841, femar@hawaii.edu

Faculty & Staff

  • Richard Brill, Professor, CC, 845-9488
  • Arsenia Cagauan, Lecturer CC Biology, Email
  • Bebi Davis, Lecturer, Email, 845-9489
  • Michael Ferguson, Asst Professor, 845-9494
  • Anne Gasc, Lecturer, Oceanography, Email, 847-9848
  • Muhammad (Nasir) Gazdar, Lecturer, 847-9846
  • Kakkala Gopalakrishnan, Professor, CC, Email, 847-9824
  • Jo Kanehiro, Lecturer, 845-9494
  • Pei-Luen Lu, Lecturer, Email, 844-2395
  • John Porter, Lecturer, Email, 682-6390
  • Brent Rubio, Instructor, Chemistry, Email
  • Mark Schindler, Associate Professor, CC, 845-9490
  • Eric Shaw, Lecturer, Email, 847-9848
  • John Shen, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9489
  • Paul Sherard, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 847-9862
  • Kerry Tanimoto, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9154
  • Gregory Witteman, Asst Professor, Email, 847-9847
  • Leonard Young, Lecturer, Email, 847-9847

Mathematics

Students planning to take courses in Mathematics at Honolulu Community College should be aware that the courses are arranged in a definite sequence, with each course either serving as preparation for a succeeding course or as a final course in one part of the sequence. To help the student better visualize this sequence, a schematic is presented in the "Course Descriptions" section of the catalog under Mathematics. Specific prerequisites also are listed in the Course Descriptions section. A grade of "C" or higher in prerequisite courses is required.

Contact: Femar Lee, 847-9841, femar@hawaii.edu

Emeritus Faculty: Alice Bertram, Jim Reeder

Faculty & Staff

  • Robert Bates, Instructor, Email, 847-9863
  • Sterling Foster, Instructor, Mathematics, Email, 845-9255
  • Carol Hiraoka, Assistant Professor, Email, 845-9405
  • Michael Kaczmarski, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9256
  • Alan Kamaura, Lecturer, Email, 847-9881
  • Linda Laine, Lecturer, Email, 845-9223
  • Sang Lee, Instructor, Email, 845-9405
  • Femar Lee, Professor, CC, Email
  • Steven Mandraccia, Asst Professor, Email, 847-9807
  • Frank Mauz, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9441
  • Laurel Schuster, Lecturer, 474-6340
  • Cory Takemoto, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9232
  • Faye Tamakawa, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9443
  • Calvin Uhlig, Lecturer CC, 845-9251
  • Timothy Wilson, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9244
  • Arlene Yee, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9156

Language Arts

The Language Arts Department offers non-credit and credit courses in Composition, Literature, Technical Writing, Journalism, Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Literature (EALL), and English as a Second Language (ESL). It also offers Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Okinawan, Spanish, Arabic, and Persian language courses.

Contact: Jeff Stearns, 845-9276, stearns@hawaii.edu

Emeritus Faculty: Gloria Hooper

Faculty & Staff

  • Lori Adolewski, Lecturer, Email, 844-2348
  • Tiani Akeo-Basques, Lecturer, Email, 845-9157
  • Cara Chang, Lecturer, Email, 847-9840
  • Donald Frost, Associate Professor, Email, 845-9284
  • Muriel Fujii, Professor, CC, 845-9433
  • Charlene Gima, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 847-9840
  • Christine Hacskaylo, Lecturer, Email, 847-9803
  • Mayumi Hirata, Lecturer, Email, 845-9250
  • Melissa Holroyd-Hatch, Lecturer, Email, 847-9855
  • Gary James, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9248
  • Hyeri Joo, Lecturer, Email, 845-9250
  • Kaeo Kaleoaloha, Lecturer, Email, 845-9157
  • Ralph Kam, Lecture/Pearl Harbor, Email
  • Kahokuokekai Kamake\'eaina, Lecturer, Email, 845-9157
  • Jerald (Kimo) Keaulana, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 845-9121
  • Brenda Kwon, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 845-9238
  • Michael Leidemann, Instructor, Email, 845-9213
  • Mark (Alapaki) Luke, Instructor , Email, 844-2372
  • Jenny Lundahl, Lecture, Email, 845-9855
  • Conred Maddox, Instructor, Email, 845-9239
  • Margo McGrath, Lecturer, Email, 845-9855
  • Christopher McKinney, Associate Professor, CC, Email, 845-9433
  • Kaiulani Murphy, Instructor, Email, 845-9157
  • Earl Nakahara, Professor, CC, Email, 847-9838
  • Azadeh Nikou, Lecturer CC, Perisian, 845-9164
  • K. Justin Ota, Lecturer, Email, 845-9250
  • Derek Otsuji, Instructor, Email, 847-9803
  • Bed Paudyal, Lecture, Email, 844-2329
  • Lori Rawleigh, Instructor CC , Email, 844-2317
  • Michael Salling, Lecturer, Email, 473-8000 x6290
  • Jerry Saviano, Professor, CC, Email, 845-9276
  • Eric Shaffer, Assistant Professor, CC, Email, 845-9241
  • Jeff Stearns, Instructor, Email, 845-9276
  • David Terada, Lecture, Email, 847-9801
  • Tanya Torres, Lecturer, Email, 845-9117
  • Kevin Traynor, Lecture, Email, 847-9801
  • Emily Viglielmo, Lecturer, Email, 845-9117
  • Jenny Webster, Lecturer, Email, 844-2317
  • Shioko Yonezawa, Assistant Professor, Email, 845-9159

Information and Computer Science

Although the College does not offer a major in Computer Science, it does offer several courses designed to acquaint students with computer fundamentals and computer programming. The College offers courses that support the Liberal Arts and Pre-Business programs.

Contact: Jim Poole, 845-9168, pooleric@hawaii.edu

Faculty & Staff

  • Tiffany Akiyama, Lecturer, Email, 845-9277
  • Sandeep Chintabathina, Lecturer
  • Sue Lao, Lecturer , Email, 844-2339
  • Richard (Jim) Poole, Professor, Div. Chair-Tech 2/Liaison, Email, 845-9168
  • Vern Takebayashi, Professor , Email, 847-9849
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