This summer, WCC is offering its largest array of classes at lower tuition rates.
Dean of Academic Affairs Brian Richardson says, “We’re offering more than ever—77 at this point, compared to 57 last summer. We even have night classes.”
Summer course availability is going up, but summer tuition is going down. At a meeting earlier this year, the UH Board of Regents approved a reduction in summer tuition rates for UH Hilo, UH West Oahu and all seven UH community colleges.
The reduction is meant to encourage more students to take advantage of summer courses in order to graduate sooner while ensuring that campuses have enough tuition revenue to cover instructional costs. According to Linda Johnsrud, UH executive vice president for academic affairs, “Enrolling in summer session courses is a great way for our students to accelerate their degree completion and graduation.”
For community colleges, the previous rate of $317 per-credit-hour is decreased to $248 per-credit-hour, saving students approximately $207 per three credit class.
College-prep classes in Math and English are only $88 per credit!
ENG 8, 18, & 21 and MATH 19, 24, 28 & 29 classes are designed to prepare students for 100 level classes in the fall.
Some classes are offered only in the fall semesters so take advantage of them. Check out the full listing of class by using the link on Windward’s website homepage or go to http://windward.hawaii.edu/Classes/index.php?year=2012&semester=Fall&list=All.
ASTR 130: Introduction to Archaeoastronomy. MTWR 8:30-10:05 a.m. Begins May 21. (3 credits) Mary Beth Laychak.
Recommended preparation: ASTR 110. A class previously offered only in the spring but now being held this summer, this is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of cultures and astronomy for non-science majors. Topics include naked-eye astronomy, myths and rituals, calendar systems, architectural alignments and navigation.
ACC 201: Introduction to Financial Accounting. MW 10:30-12:15 p.m. Begins May 21. (3 credits)
ACC 202: Introduction to Managerial Accounting. MW 10:30-12:15 p.m. Begins July 2. (3 credits) Deacon Hanson.
Accounting 201 and Accounting 202 are UH Shildler College of Business entrance requirements. You have an opportunity this summer to complete both courses in 12 weeks, versus two complete semesters. Anyone planning to own or operate a business should develop their understanding of accounting practices and financial statements. Learn from an instructor who has worked in organizations that range from the large accounting firm to small the start-up operation.
HWST 285: La‘au Lapa‘au: Hawaiian Medicinal Herbs. TWR 9:00-1:30 p.m. Begins July 2. (4 credits) Krista Steinfeld.
Learn the philosophy and traditions surrounding Hawaiian healing herbs—identify, grow, harvest, prepare, store and use these herbs for various human ailments. Prerequisites: Credit for HWST 107 or BOT 105.
LING 102: Introduction to Language-WI. MTWR 8:30-10:05 a.m. Begins May 21. (3 credits) Laurie Tomchak.
Prerequisite: ENG 22 (or higher) or consent of instructor. This class has not been offered since fall 2006 and is an investigation of the nature and function of language, its sounds, structures and semantics, oral and written expression, acquisition and change. General linguistic principles applicable to all languages will be covered. Students will learn ways of talking about language that will enable them to discuss language and understand what linguists do and say.
ICS 123: Introduction to Audio and Video Editing. MW 2-4 p.m. Begins May 21. (3 credits) instructor TBA.
Recommended preparation: Basic computer skills including file management. Never before offered in the summer and still fairly new to WCC, this class is an introductory computer class covering digital audio and video editing. This introduction to digital software includes principles of recording, editing and publishing to the Web. Subjects include basic editing functions, customizing settings, capturing video and audio, trimming techniques and final output.
SP 251: Principles of Effective Speaking-WI. TWR 10:15-11:45 a.m. Begins July 2. (3 credits) MJ Lewis.
Prerequisite: ENG 100 or SP 151. Offered in past semesters, but never in the summer, this class covers theory and practice of public speaking. It emphasizes practical skills in communicating with today’s audiences, planning, and delivering speeches. It involves speech analysis, interview techniques, informative group discussion, research exploration and persuasive speaking.
ZOOL 105: Hawaiian Use of Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates. TR 6-8 p.m. Begins May 28. (3 credits) Leonard Young.
Recommended preparation: High school biology. This class is being offered for the first time this semester. It includes a study of fish and aquatic invertebrates used traditionally by Native Hawaiians. This class will examine the role of fish and aquatic invertebrates in Hawaiian culture and resource utilization and management.
Night and online classes are also included in the line-up of classes for this summer. For a complete list of classes, click the link on Windward’s website homepage or go to http://windward.hawaii.edu/Classes/index.php?year=2012&semester=Summer&list=All.
SW 200: The Field of Social Work. TR 5:30-7 p.m. (3 credits) Sarah Inouye.
Prerequisite: ENG 22 or placement in ENG 100. This is a new course developed so that students who want to advance to the UHM School of Social Work can take their prerequisites for admission at WCC before going to UHM or HCC. The creation of this course is attributed mainly to TRiO’s Roy Inouye because many TRiO students become interested in social work. Toshi Ikagawa and Mike DeMattos were also instrumental in the development of this course. It includes an orientation to the profession of social work, the nature and scope of social work, historical development, values and philosophy, methods of practice, scope and aims.
THEA 260: Dramatic Production. TR 5:30-6:45 p.m. (3 credits) Nicolas Logue.
Learn more about theatre this fall by doing it. Take part in a performance at WCC’s Paliku Theatre and get course credit in the process. Be a part of “Curse of Asatira” (an ensemble cast show with eight characters caught up in violence and cultural upheaval), a daring new play produced in London in 2011.
Students will be a part of the debut cast to perform this show for U.S. audiences for the first time ever this fall. Students can try out for a role, help with design (lights, costumes, props, set, etc.) or even help with directing. “A fantastic experience and a great resume builder, plus a guaranteed good time,” says Logue.
For more information Nicolas Logue may be contacted at (808) 236-9138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASTR 180: Planetary Astronomy. TR 2:30-3:45 p.m. (3 credits) Mary Beth Laychak.
Recommended preparation: High school algebra. This class has not been offered since 2009 and is a survey of modern solar system astronomy with emphasis on the underlying physical principles. Topics discussed include the history of planetary studies from ancient to modern times, the structure and evolution of the solar system, properties of planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets in the solar system, planet origin theories and the search for extrasolar planets. Intended for science majors, prospective science teachers and anyone with a deep curiosity about why Pluto is no longer a planet.
IS 160A: Polynesian Voyaging. MW 2:30-3:45 p.m. (3 credits) Joseph Ciotti.
Learn the fundamentals of voyaging and seamanship by blending the traditions of Polynesian culture, history and skills with modern science and technology. Includes topics in Hawaiian studies, astronomy, geology, oceanography, meteorology, marine biology, ethnobotany, and archaeology of Polynesia and Hawaii.
ANSC 140: Introduction to Veterinary Technology. TR 1-2:15 p.m. (3 credits) Sam Craddock.
This class is being offered for the first time ever this fall. The course introduces students to the field of veterinary technology and describes the responsibilities and expectations for students enrolled in the program. Topics include: roles of the veterinary team members, legal and ethical aspects of veterinary practice, breeds of companion animals, safety, sanitation and waste-disposal protocols and career fields in veterinary medicine.
JPNS 101 Elementary Japanese. MTWR 10-10:50 or 11:30-12:20 p.m. (4 credits) Akiko Swan.
Students will learn to recognize and write hiragana, katakana and kanji. This course will give the first-time student of Japanese a solid grasp of the four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. (3 credits) email@example.com. Intermediate Japanese is also available this fall.