Distance Learning


  • Jared Marcum (2013); B.S., BYU-Idaho; M.Ed., Utah State University; Ph.D. in process, Utah State University.



  • Ivy Keawe, Academic Advisor
  • Aurie Sorensen, Administrative Assistant


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Please note: these are classes that are available through BYUH Online to students who registered in the Distance Learning (DL) program. Please contact BYU-H Online for information about registering for these classes. Additional classes may also be offered online for degree-seeking students and will appear as a section 300 class alongside other sections of the class in the mybyuh class schedule.

BIOL 100. Introduction to Biology (3) (F, W, S) A study of fundamental life processes and the development of biological concepts. Course includes molecular, organismal, and population biology. This course is required of all non-majors for general education, however, it will not count towards the 44 hours of core and elective credits required of Biology majors or minors.

COMM 110. Intercultural Communication (3) (F, W, S) Designed to give students a broad introduction to the field of communication in a global information society. Explores the central role in intercultural communication for individuales and societies. 

ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to microeconomic principles with focus on product and resource markets, profit maximization under various market structures, and international trade. (Prerequisite: MATH 107)

ECON 201. Principles of Macroeconomics (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to macroeconomic principles with focus on market-based economic systems, determinants of output, employment and inflation, monetary and fiscal policy tools, and international finance. (Prerequisite: ECON 200)

EIL 113. Foundations I Listening/Speaking (4) (F, W, S) Builds basic listening and speaking skills necessary to function in an English speaking environment. Focuses on the word, phrase, and simple sentence level.

EIL 117. Foundations I Writing (4) (F, W, S) Introduces students to the basic elements of the writing process including how words, phrases, sentences, and short paragraphs are formed to express ideas.

EIL 212. Basic Intermediate I Skills in Listening/Speaking (4) (F, W, S) Produces basic oral skills through listening, speaking, and vocabulary; precedes EIL 213.

EIL 216. Basic Intermediate I Skills in Writing (4) (F, W, S) Focuses on basic writing skills at the paragraph level; develops basic English grammar, verb tenses, and sentence structure patterns; precedes EIL 217.

EIL 218. Basic Intermediate I Skills in Reading (4) (F, W, S) Builds basic comprehension of simple texts through the study of reading and vocabulary strategies; develops basic ability to respond to texts in writing; precedes EIL 219. Fee required.

EIL 222. Essential Intermediate II Skills in Listening/Speaking (4) (F, W, S) Extends comprehension of academic oral texts through the study of essential listening and vocabulary strategies; expands essential skills in delivery, language use, and topic development through academic discourse; precedes EIL 223.

EIL 226. Essential Intermediate II Skills in Writing (4) (F, W, S) Introduces essential skills in essay writing and other academic genres; develops essential skills in using increasingly complex sentence structures and grammatical forms in writing; precedes EIL 227

EIL 228. Essential Intermediate II Skills in Reading (4) (F, W, S) Develops comprehension of academic readings and introduces essential academic writing skills related to course readings; precedes EIL 229. Fee required.

ENGL 101. College Writing, Reading, and Research (3) (F, W, S) Learning critical awareness through developing effective writing, reading, and research skills by analyzing and critiquing literary and other texts. Requires multiple kinds of writing, including a research paper.

ENGL 315. Topics for Advanced Writing and Analysis (3) (F, W, S) Intensive course focusing on a specific theme to facilitate in-depth thinking, analysis, and discussion through critical reading, research, and expository and report writing.  Requires various forms of writing, including an extended research paper.  (Prerequisite: ENGL 101)

ENTR 180. The Cycle of Cash (2) (F,W,S) The Cycle of Cash course provides the financial tools, skills, and judgment students need to read financial statements and make correct financial decisions for a small business or new venture. This course will also review what it takes to start, acquire or sell a small business.

ENTR 275. Entrepreneurship Leadership Training (1) (F, W, S) Students learn practical steps to leadership in life and business. Achieving a successful life both temporally and spiritually.

ENTR 283. Small Business Creation (3) (F, W, S) Introduction to small business creation, including: fundamentals of sales and capital. Uses mentors and case studies. Learn traits and practices of entrepreneurs and small business owners, managerial processes used to identify, establish, and operate a new business, and/or purchase an existing business, including elements of business plan modeling. (Prerequisites: ENTR 180 OR concurrent enrollment)

ENTR 375R. Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1) (F, W, S) Willes Center sponsors successful entrepreneurs and leaders to BYU-Hawaii Campus to share their experiences and allow students to engage and question these guests.

ENTR 380. Social Entrepreneurship (3) (F, W, S) An introduction to solutions of some of the world's problems through entrepreneurship, focusing on leadership skills, NGO's innovation, and business management.

HIST 201. History of Civilization to 1500 (3) (F, W, S) Major world civilizations from antiquity to 1500; emphasizes information literacy.

HIST 202. History of Civilization Since 1500 (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.

IDS 318. Personal and Family Financial Management (3) (F, W, S) Plan and prepare for a successful life at home, church, and workplace. Set personal and spiritual goals. Learn to budget, save, invest, and give.

IPB 121. Intercultural Peacebuilding (3) (F, W, S) An interdisciplinary look at how to build peaceful families, communities, organizations and nations. Special emphasis will be placed on intercultural conflict.

IPB 400. Cultural Mediation (3) (F, W) Basic skills in conflict resolution and reconciliation as a third party mediator and facilitator. Particular attention is given to multi-cultural techniques and disputes. (Prerequisite IPB 121)

IT 240. Fundamentals of Web Design & Technology (3) (F, W, S) Concepts of multimedia design and creation for the Internet using web programming tools to develop web pages.

MUSC 102. World Music Cultures (3) (F, W, S) A survey of the musical traditions of selected representative world cultures: Oceania, East Asia, Indonesia, India, Africa, the Middle East and North America.

PHSC 100. Principles of Physical Science (3) (F, W) An introduction to the basic concepts of physical science and the scientific method.

REL 121. Introduction to the Book of Mormon (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Book of Mormon. REL 121-covers 1 Nephi through Alma 16. REL 122--covers Alma 17 through Moroni 10.

REL 122. Introduction to the Book of Mormon (2) (F, W, S) Overview of the origin, content, and teachings of the Book of Mormon. REL 121-covers 1 Nephi through Alma 16. REL 122--covers Alma 17 through Moroni 10.

REL 200. The Eternal Family (2) (F, W, S) This course is centered on the doctrine of the family and the central role families play in Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. Course content is based on "The Family: A Proclamation to the World," other teachings of latter-day prophets, and the scriptures.

REL 211. The New Testament (2) (variable) Overview of the content and teachings of the New Testament. REL 211- The life and ministry of the Savior Jesus Christ as contained in the Gospels.

REL 341. Latter-day Saint History (2) (F, W, S) A chronological study of Church history and doctrine. REL 341-covers 1805 to 1844. REL 342-covers 1844 to 1901. REL 343-covers 1901 to the present.

STDEV 100. Student Development (1) (F, W, S) This course will help student orient to the academic and honor code standards of BYU-Hawaii, prepare international students to deal with culture shock issues, and help students develop good online learning strategies.

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Due to changes within the Church Educational System, BYU-Hawaii is announcing that its Distance Learning Program will be replaced by BYU-Pathway Worldwide programs over the next couple of years. The Distance Learning program will reduce classes and offerings through the 2018 and 2019 academic calendars. Course offerings will be reduced as follows:

  • Fall 2018 Semester: All non-EIL academic courses will no longer be offered to new students. Continuing students can enroll with on-campus students in online courses. Students will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide for academic courses.
  • Winter 2019 Semester: All non-EIL academic courses will no longer be offered. All students wishing to enroll in academic courses before attending BYU-Hawaii will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide and BYU-Idaho Online.
  • Fall 2019 Semester: All EIL courses will no longer be offered. This is the anticipated start semester of the EnglishConnect program offered through BYU-Pathway Worldwide. All students wishing to take English language and academic courses before attending BYU-Hawaii will be referred to BYU-Pathway Worldwide and BYU-Idaho Online.