Associate Professor (Religion)

Contact Information

Department of Humanities

Hale Pālanakila, 140
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaʻahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: minnis@hawaii.edu

Phone: 808-236-9140

Committee Membership

  • Foundations Board, Humanities
  • International Education Committee
  • Writing Advisory Board

Other Responsibilities and Activities

Classes Taught

    HUM 269V – Study Abroad (Designated Region)

    • Summer 2010 – TBA, – CRN: 64049

    REL 150 – Introduction to World’s Major Religions

    • Spring 2022 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61048
    • Spring 2022 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61057
    • Spring 2022 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61084
    • Spring 2021 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61228
    • Spring 2021 – M, 10:00am to 11:15am, WWW – CRN: 61074
    • Spring 2021 – T, 8:30am to 9:45am, WWW – CRN: 61090
    • Spring 2021 – T, 11:30am to 12:45pm, WWW – CRN: 61136
    • Fall 2020 – T, 11:30am to 12:45pm, WWW – CRN: 60107
    • Fall 2020 – T, 8:30am to 9:45am, WWW – CRN: 60128
    • Fall 2020 – M, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, WWW – CRN: 60451
    • Fall 2020 – M, 10:00am to 11:15am, WWW – CRN: 60200
    • Spring 2019 – TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60251 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2019 – TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60027 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2018 – MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64203 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2018 – MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64322 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2018 – TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64169 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2018 – W, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62034 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2018 – W, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62035 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2018 – T, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62388 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2018 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 62389 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Summer 2018 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 63038 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2017 – W, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale ‘Imiloa 123 – CRN: 61202 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2017 – T, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61253 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2017 – W, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64037 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Spring 2017 – T, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale A‘o 101 – CRN: 64038 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2016 – W, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63351
    • Fall 2016 – R, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63447
    • Spring 2016 – TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 104 – CRN: 61227
    • Spring 2016 – F, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61045
    • Spring 2016 – W, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61046
    • Spring 2016 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61065
    • Fall 2015 – TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60508
    • Fall 2015 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 60554
    • Fall 2015 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 60047
    • Spring 2015 – T, 4:00pm to 5:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63284
    • Spring 2015 – R, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63073
    • Spring 2014 – W, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60083
    • Spring 2014 – W, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60084
    • Spring 2014 – W, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 60110
    • Fall 2013 – M, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 64093
    • Fall 2013 – W, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 64119
    • Fall 2013 – W, 4:00pm to 5:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64165
    • Spring 2013 – TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 62088
    • Spring 2013 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 62089
    • Spring 2013 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 62121
    • Fall 2012 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61105
    • Fall 2012 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61135
    • Fall 2012 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61536
    • Summer 2012 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 60045
    • Fall 2011 – MW, 3:30pm to 4:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63028
    • Fall 2011 – MW, 11:00am to 12:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 – CRN: 63115
    • Fall 2011 – TR, 8:00am to 9:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63146
    • Fall 2011 – TR, 9:30am to 10:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63211
    • Spring 2011 – MW, 8:05am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 61110
    • Spring 2011 – TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61111
    • Fall 2010 – TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60127
    • Fall 2010 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 212 – CRN: 60160
    • Fall 2010 – MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 60028
    • Spring 2010 – TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63237
    • Spring 2010 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63142
    • Spring 2010 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63143
    • Fall 2009 – TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62145
    • Fall 2009 – MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 214 – CRN: 62031
    • Spring 2009 – TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60190
    • Spring 2009 – MW, 8:05am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60191
    • Fall 2008 – MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64270
    • Fall 2008 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 64033
    • Fall 2008 – TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 64162
    • Spring 2008 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62209
    • Spring 2008 – MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62210
    • Spring 2008 – MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62211
    • Summer 2008 – MTRF, 10:15am to 11:50am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 63030
    • Fall 2007 – MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61200
    • Fall 2007 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61035
    • Spring 2007 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 64184
    • Spring 2007 – TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64220
    • Fall 2006 – TR, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63043
    • Fall 2006 – MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63268
    • Spring 2006 – MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 – CRN: 61262
    • Spring 2006 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 61219

    REL 151 – Religion and the Meaning of Existence

    • Spring 2017 – TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale A‘o 101 – CRN: 64407 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2016 – MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 63524
    • Fall 2016 – TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63448
    • Fall 2013 – MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale ‘Imiloa 122 – CRN: 64633
    • Fall 2013 – MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64468
    • Spring 2013 – MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62420
    • Spring 2010 – MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63144
    • Spring 2009 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 227 – CRN: 60192
    • Fall 2008 – TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64034
    • Spring 2008 – TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 62212
    • Fall 2007 – MW, 1:30pm to 2:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 61036
    • Spring 2007 – MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64219
    • Fall 2006 – MW, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 63044
    • Spring 2006 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 225 – CRN: 61261

    REL 199V –

    • Fall 2018 – TBA, – CRN: 64510
    • Spring 2017 – TBA, – CRN: 64451
    • Fall 2016 – TBA, – CRN: 63587
    • Fall 2009 – TBA, – CRN: 62343
    • Spring 2009 – TBA, – CRN: 60333
    • Spring 2008 – TBA, – CRN: 62252

    REL 202 – Understanding Indian Religions

    • Spring 2017 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 64408 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2015 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 60509
    • Fall 2012 – MW, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61124
    • Fall 2011 – MW, 2:00pm to 3:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63135
    • Fall 2010 – MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 60147
    • Fall 2009 – MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 62174
    • Fall 2008 – MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 64221
    • Fall 2007 – TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133 – CRN: 61287

    REL 207 – Understanding Buddhism

    • Spring 2013 – MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62421
    • Spring 2011 – TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 61129
    • Spring 2010 – MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63166
    • Spring 2009 – TR, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60219
    • Spring 2008 – MW, 8:05am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62244

    REL 212 – Science Fiction and Religion

    • Spring 2022 – TBA, WWW – CRN: 61403

    REL 296 – Special Topics in Religion

    • Spring 2019 – W, 11:30am to 2:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 60412 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2017 – MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 61255 – view syllabus (pdf)
    • Fall 2016 – MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 63449
    • Spring 2016 – MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 227 – CRN: 61414
    • Spring 2014 – TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 117 – CRN: 60579
    • Spring 2011 – MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 61375
    • Fall 2010 – TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 – CRN: 60359

    REL 297 – Experimental Course

    • Fall 2009 – TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 213 – CRN: 62322

    REL 299V –

    • Spring 2010 – TBA, – CRN: 63368
    • Spring 2009 – TBA, – CRN: 60334