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100. Local Communities: Principles of Civic & Moral Engagement (3) (F, W, S) This course is an integral part of the BYU Hawaiʻi General Education program, addressing the integrity, stewardship, and service institutional learning outcomes. The course combines service learning and civic education within an engaging, interdisciplinary framework. Local Communities uses the Hawaiian concept of the ahupuaʻa [land division] as a learning model to introduce students to communities, integrating academic fields as diverse as anthropology, biology, economics, history, political science, and sociology.

110. Critical Inquiry and Analysis (3) (F, W, S) This course will help students learn to reason well, increasing their ability for reading and evaluating texts, communicating effectively, and nuanced thinking.   Students will practice the skills needed for effective inquiry, analysis, and communication with a particular topic or issue.  Topics of readings and discussion will vary with the sections.

120. Scientific Reasoning (3) (F, W, S) This course is designed to provide students with inquiry-based experiences in how science works using real world applications.  The scientific method and processes of scientific discovery will be emphasized.  Topical, case-study examples will be used to increase the students’ ability to analyze and solve problems using scientific thinking.  Instructors will use such examples from their own expertise throughout the course.

300. World Communities (3) (F, W, S) Civilization in the modern world; explores dilemmas between world communities, examines events in world history, and seeks to teach methods of textual analysis. (Prerequisite: English 101, GE 100 (or History 201), GE 110 (or English 201)).