Academics: Liberal Arts

Kūlana Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Programs)

Kūlana Hawaiʻi is comprised of the Nā Papa Hawaiʻi-Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies Programs, and the Hulili Ke Kukui-Hawaiian Center. Nā Papa Hawaiʻi off ers courses in Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian plants, Hawaiian Literature, and Voyaging. Hulili Ke Kukui offers comprehensive support services including the Poʻi Nā Nalu-Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program which provides peer assisted English, Math and Physics gateway courses.

Social Sciences

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

Division Chair: Jennifer Higa-King, 845-9160,

Faculty: John DeLay, Coty Gonzales, Rob Edmondson, Jennifer Higa-King, Lena Low, Fumiko Takasugi

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.

Division Chair: Michael Ferguson, 845-9494,

Faculty: Richard Brill, Michael Ferguson, Kakkala Gopalakrishnan, Shidong Kan, Brent Rubio, Eric Shaw, John Shen, Paul Sherard, Kerry Tanimoto, Gregory Witteman


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.


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