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Chaminade University

Honolulu , Hawaii

 As the only Catholic University in Hawaii, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the US, Chaminade University is guided by the understanding that both reason and faith are essential conditions in the pursuit of truth. Our community is a family where students mature into world citizens who respect the complexity and diversity of others, value community service, and strive to create a more just society. Our faculty emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. Located in the international city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Chaminade is regarded for its remarkably diverse student body–students come from Hawaii, the mainland U.S., the Pacific region, and beyond. Class sizes are small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Here, students develop professionally through service learning projects, research and internship experiences, and leadership and community networking opportunities. At Chaminade, students receive a personalized education that prepares them for an ever-changing future.


Last Updated: 2021-04-12


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

 

 

Chaminade University of Honolulu’s Passport block aligns with our general education program for all students. Chaminade students take 44-45 credits for the general education, including a capstone experience offered at the upper division level. Students complete courses in foundational areas (written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning and skills, critical thinking, and knowledge of beauty and creation) as well as six values based areas related to our Marianist identity. All students take a culminating capstone course to complete their general education program. Our General education and the resulting Passport block was carefully crafted by the faculty. General education courses are regularly reviewed by a Faculty Senate committee to ensure alignment with the Passport Block.

General education courses are approved by a standing Faculty Senate committee as well as a university level curriculum committee. All courses are routinely included in program review to ensure ongoing quality and alignment with learning outcomes and student success. 

 

 

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COM 101 Introduction to Communication

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in both of the oflloiwng courses. 

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
EN 101 Introduction to Expository Writing
EN 102 Expository Writing

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

 

 

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BU 254 Personal Finance
MA 100 Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Skills
MA 103 College Algebra
MA 104 College Algebra for the Calculus Sequence
MA 105 Math for Elementary Teachers

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses with the related lab (4 total credits). A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

 

 

 

Natural Sciences
Courses in Natural Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BI 110 People and Nature
BI 110L People and Nature Laboratory
BI 131 Human Nutrition
BI 131L Human Nutrition Laboratory
BI 250 Microbiology and Cell Biology for Nurses
ENV 115 Marine Environmental Science
ENV 115L Marine Environmental Science Laboratory
ENV 201 Conservation Biology & Ecology
ENV 201L Conservation Biology & Ecology Laboratory

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Human Cultures
Courses in Human Cultures
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AN 200 Cultural Anthropology
COM 310 Intercultural Communication
EID/PSY 336 Unpacking the Home: The Landscape of Modern Family and Culture
GEO 102 World Regional Geography
GEO 103 Human Geography
HI 151 World Civilizations
RE 357 Christians & Buddhists in Dialogue
RE 460 Buddhism

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Critical Thinking
Courses in Critical Thinking
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AN 200 Cultural Anthropology
EN 256 Poetry and Drama
ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Issues
GE 102 World Religion Geography
GE 103 Human Geography
HI 151 World Civilizations
PH 100 Introduction to Philosophy
POL 111 Comparative Government and Politics
POL 211 American Government and Politics
PSY 101 General Psychology
RE 103 World Religions

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AR 103 Visual Design
AR 201 Survey of Art I
AR 202 Survey of Art II
AR 250 Beginning Ceramics
AR 255 Beginning Sculpture
EID 216 Design Principles and Interior Composition
PAR 201 Introduction to Motion Picture
PAR 205 Acting
PAR 210 Fundamentals of Theatre


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Teamwork and Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork and Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BU 200 Introduction to Business
PSY 458 Psychology of Relationships

To fullfill the learning outcomes in this area, students must earn a C or better in one of the oflloiwng courses. A course in this list may double-count if it is taken to fulfill the learning outcomes in another area. 

Human Society and the Individual
Courses in Human Society and the Individual
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COM 200 Introduction to Mass Communication
ENV 400 Current Global Environmental Issues
ENV/RE 431 Environmental Ethics
RE 390 Transformational Leadership
SO 200 Introduction to Sociology


Program Highlights


  • Experiential Honor's Program
  • Data Science, Analytics and Visualization
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Studies & Science
  • Hawaiian and Pacific Studies
  • Surf Studies 
  • Hogan Entrepreneurial Program
  • Psychology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Community and Public Health 


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Janet Davidson
Student Contact: Marlene Baker




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