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Foundations proposal forms (for UHM departments only)
Foundations-Global & Multicultural Perspectives
Foundation courses are intended to give students skills and perspectives that are fundamental to undertaking higher
- Global & Multicultural Perspectives (FG) (6
Global and Multicultural Perspectives courses provide thematic
treatments of global processes and cross-cultural interactions from
a variety of perspectives. Students will gain a sense of human
development from pre-history to modern times through consideration
of narratives and artifacts of and from diverse cultures. At least
one component of each of these courses will involve the indigenous
cultures of Hawai'i, the Pacific, and Asia.
- Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) (3 credits/1 course)
Courses fulfilling this requirement will impart an appreciation for the relevance and usefulness of quantitative reasoning. We define quantitative reasoning as the ability to apply mathematical concepts to the interpretation and analysis of quantifiable information, expressed numerically or graphically, in order to solve a wide range of problems, from those arising in pure and applied research to everyday issues and questions. The primary goal of FQ courses is to teach mathematical reasoning and tools at the college level.
Students will be introduced to the rhetorical, conceptual, and stylistic demands of writing at the college level; courses
give instruction in composing processes, search strategies, and composing from sources. This course also provides
students with experiences in the library and on the Internet and enhances their skills in accessing and using various
types of primary and secondary materials.
Proposal Form (UHM only)
Global & Multicultural Perspectives (FG)
Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)
Written Communication (FW)
General Information About Designations
requirement approved January 2003; ECON 301 was approved prior to this
decision so its approval will continue through Spring 2008.]
1. Students must complete their Foundations requirement during their
first year. Thus, Foundations courses must be at the 100- or 200-level.
2. All instructors of the course must agree to meet the
appropriate Foundations Hallmarks because all sections will have the
Foundations designation every time the course is offered.
3. A new course must be approved by the department and college prior
to submission of a proposal.
4. The course description in the upcoming Catalog must be
consistent with Foundations Hallmarks. In some cases, this will require
modifications to the official course description.
5. Once given a Foundations designation, the course cannot have a
Focus or Diversification designation.
[Effective March 2007, students can take Foundations and
Diversification courses from the same department.]
In addition, students who take a
Global & Multicultural Perspectives course from a department may
not fulfill their Diversification requirements with courses from that
6. Once approved, the designation will maintain for three years
for first-time proposals and five years for renewals.
During the approval period, the General Education Committee will assess
the course in light of the goals of the Foundations requirement. The
department will need to begin the process to renew the designation
approximately one year prior to expiration in order to maintain
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