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Program Description

Arts & Humanities programs draw on the established methodologies of social science and humanistic training, whether this takes the form of historical, linguistic, or cultural inquiry, or from active participation in the visual and performing arts.

 

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Art (Graphic Design) Major     Graphic Design: Students will learn design concepts and principles for visual problem solving and communication in an aesthetic and creative way.
Art (Painting) Major     Painting: Students will learn principles of visual communication and drawing and painting techniques as a means to image creation and artistic expression.
Art-Education Major     The Art Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Art. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Art in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Asian Studies Minor   Provides students with a foundation in Chinese and Japanese literatures as well as the history, culture, and geography of Asia. Intro Courses: ICS 262 or HIST 342 
  Chinese Minor   Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Chinese and Chinese literature. Intro Course: CHIN 201
Communication Studies Major Communication Studies Minor    
  Creative Writing Minor   The creative writing minor focuses on the reading and production of imaginative writing in various genres—mainly fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (personal essay and memoir), and will introduce students to the world of editing and publishing. The minor is also preparation for a variety of writing-related fields such as journalism, technical writing, freelance writing, marketing and advertising, and even some social sciences where writing with style is highly valued. Intro Course: ENGL 218R
Cultural Anthropology Major Cultural Anthropology Minor
  Provides students with a foundation in the study of culture, particularly in cultural systems, narratives and performances, globalization, political and economic systems, religion, ethnography, applied anthropology, etc. Students who study cultural anthropology find employment opportunities in international organizations (i.e., U.N.), government agencies, corporations, historical/cultural associations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Intro Course: ANTH 105
English Major

English Minor

  The English major and minor give broad preparation in critical thinking and communication, helping students to become better writers and speakers and to approach problems analytically. Students will work to read texts closely and provide evidence for well-written claims. They will encounter texts from a variety of time periods and genres and build strong skills in the English language. Intro Course: ENGL 251
English-Education Major

 

  The English Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in English. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach English in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Film Minor   Film Studies provides students with critical perspectives on films. It has a more defined career path for students, with potential careers in media production, advertising/marketing/campaigning, public relations, instructional material development, visual communications, and the film industry. Intro Course: HUM 102
 

Foundational Language Study Minor

   
 

Hawaiian Language Minor

Hawaiian Language Certificate  
Hawaiian Studies Major

Hawaiian Studies Minor

  Provides students with a foundation in Hawaiian culture and history. Intro Class: HWST 101
History Major

History Minor

  Understand the past to forge the future.  Courses prepare students to understand the relevance of history and the principles of historical inquiry from local, national, and global perspectives. Intro Courses: Hist 120, 121, 192, 200, 201, or 202
History-Education Major

 

  The History Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in History. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach History in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
Integrated Humanities Major Integrated Humanities Minor    
Intercultural Peacebuilding Major      
  Japanese Minor   Provides students with intermediate Japanese and Japanese literature. Intro Course: JPN 201
  Linguistics Minor  

The Linguistics minor introduces students to the principles and systems that underlie human language (e.g, phonology, morphology, syntax), as well as its acquisition and use.Intro Course:  LING 210

  Music Minor
  The music minor at BYUH invites students to participate in music at the university level, including academic studies and performance opportunities in solo and ensemble settings. 
Music     Through rigorous training, students are equipped to perform artistically, to teach effectively, and to provide music leadership in the Church and in the community. In addition to the Western tradition in music, students also learn cultural sensitivity through contact with diverse world music cultures.
-General Music Major      
-Piano Performance Major      
-Instrumental Performance Major      
-Vocal Performance Major      
-World Music Studies Major      
Pacific Island Studies Major

Pacific Island Studies Minor

  Provides students with a foundation in Pacific Islands history and culture. Intro Course: PAIS 105
  Painting Minor   Learn basic principles of image creation and artistic expression using drawing and painting media.
  Photography/Video Minor
   
  Piano Performance Minor   Entrance into this minor is by audition with the piano-area coordinator, Dr. Scott McCarrey (Auditorium 164).
  Sculpture Minor
  Explore three dimensional forms (e.g. human figure) and materials human figure and clay.
Social Science-Education Major     The Social Science Education program offered in the secondary education teacher education program is designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom oriented knowledge base in Social Science. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach Social Science in grades 7 through 12 in public or private schools. Intro courses: EDU 212, EDU 200
  Spanish Minor
  Provides students with a foundation in intermediate Spanish and Spanish literature. Intro Course: SPAN 201
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) Major    

The TESOL major thoroughly prepares future teachers for the ESL market by addressing the major principles governing the English language, as well as the theories and practices behind effective foreign language instruction and assessment.  Intro Courses:  LING 210 & TESOL 240

TESOL Education Major    

The TESOL Education program offered is designed to prepare a classroom oriented knowledge and pedagogical base in Education. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the School of Education, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in domestic or internatioal public or private schools.Intro Courses:  EDU 212, EDU 200

  Theatre Minor
  Introduces the art and craft of theatrical production and application. Increases competency in theatrical understanding and performance. Prepares students with skills to perform, produce, and understand theatrical performances. Intro Courses: THEA 115 or THEA 123
  Visual Arts Minor