CS 103: Computer and Application Software
The basic objective for the course is to provide basic skills of the digital technologies available to the students for their education and which will be required in their work environment. The exercises and assignments will be designed to give a basic ability to work with the digital technology that facilitates much of 21st century education, service, and business enterprises.
EDUC 790: /Peace, Social Justice
and Educational Reform/
Exploration of influences on educational change at classroom, school, community, state and national levels. Focus on critical examination of peace and justice theories, principles, and research related to educational reform.
EDUC 220: Educational Foundations
This is a survey course that introduces the student to the historical development of American education. The class will investigate the evolution of education from colonial times until the present and focus on the contribution of several important educational leaders. The class will also examine contemporary educational reform movements that are re-shaping education in this country. Finally, through onsite classroom observation and reflection, students will be introduced to the art and science of teaching.
EDUC 325: Elementary Social Studies Methods
This course focuses on the best methods of instruction in the elementary grade social studies, i.e. in history, geography, cultural anthropology, political science/civics and economics. The course will familiarize t student with the required social studies content as outlined in the Hawaii State andards. This is primarily a methods course, but attention will be paid to mastery ofhe content areas as well. Required: 6 hours of O&P Prerequisites: Pass Praxis I, ED 220ED.
EDUC 618: /Elementary
Social Studies Methods/
Focuses on strategies and methods for teaching social studies in the K-6 classroom. Three primary standards are addressed: (a) Change, continuity, and causality; (b) Inquiry, empathy, and perspective; and (c) Historical content.
RELG 313: Introduction To The Hebrew Bible
As an introduction this course will provide a variety of tools to enable the student to appreciate and to read with insight the Hebrew Scriptures. As it is about the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) it will emphasize the reading of the text through a variety of lenses that will include but not be limited to the more familiar Christian (New Testament) lens. A major goal of the course is simply to read large sections of the text because this is one of the best ways to become familiar with an original text. The course intends to help the students gain a general familiarity with the contents of the Hebrew Scriptures which span an enormous time frame and include a wide variety of different genre. The course will provide basic tools for interpreting the text and a framework for developing more sophisticated abilities in interpretation.
RELG 220: Reading Biblical Texts
This course provides an introduction to the various methods and interpretive approaches used to read and appreciate the texts of Ancient Israel and early Christianity that have been canonized as the Bible. The textbook provides a broad overview of historical, hermeneutical, sociological and other interpretive methods for reading and understanding the biblical texts. The class will supplement the basic textbook readings with illustrative selections from the Bible.
RELG 101: Introduction to Religious Studies
This course provides an introduction to the religious dimension of human existence. It examines various concepts of religion and the methods used in studying religious behavior and belief. Through a series of selected readings, this class will reflect and discuss key elements of the academic study of religion. Discussion and various group activities will highlight experiences that point toward the sacred in the world we live in.
From lectures and a synthesis of reading reflections and discussions the class highlight some of the major questions in the scholarly study of religion. What is religion? How does or should religion relate to morality? What is the relation of religion to culture?
The readings will illustrate that there are a wide variety of ways to approach the study of religion. Through discussion and guided exercises we will reflect critically on our own religious tradition in comparison to other traditions. We will identify some of the ways in which different religious traditions impact the world we live in.