Monday, September 24, 2012

Gen Ed Requirements Term 1-2013

Are you trying to figure out which GenEd courses you can take in Term-1? Maybe to balance out the upper division courses you are taking? We have several GenEd courses that you may want to consider.
ARTH 2100 Tribal Arts
This course will examine the indigenous art and architecture of sub Saharan Africa, Native America and the Pacific. It satisfies World A requirement as well as the Art Theme requirement.  This course is offered at Schofield on Wednesday evenings.  **CLASS CANCELED**

ENG 2301 World Film Studies
Like watching movies? This course will examine important feature films that are rarely seen in the United States. It also surveys several national cinemas and international trends, with particular attention to the increasing globalization of the film industry. The learning activities in the class will include film screenings and field trips including to the Hawaii International Film Festival. The last time we offered this course, it received rave reviews from the students. This course satisfies Values B as well as the Art Theme requirement. Consult your advisor as it may also substitute for other GenEd requirements. This course is offered at Pearl on Monday evenings. **CLASS CANCELED**

HIST 2401 American History to 1877
This course may be a good option for History majors. Also, Dr. Jim Corcoran will be teaching the course so it will be a fun, engaging and mind enriching course. It is being offered at Camp Smith on Thursdays.

MARS 1000 Introductory Oceanography
This course is a good option for the Global A requirement. It is usually only offered online and students have been requesting for it to be offered in the classroom. It’s being offered at Pearl on Saturdays.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Attention JADM Majors!

Aloha JADM Majors,

We have almost two more weeks of registration before the start of Term-1. We have quite a number of JADM classes offered at Hickam and online this term so lots of choices.
JADM 1000 Crimes and Criminals
I know this class is not quite appealing since it’s on a Saturday but it’s a great intro to the JADM program. Also, no writing prerequisite is required for the class so if you are still taking Writing and would like to start delving into JADM courses, this would be a good choice.

JADM 3500 Criminal Law
If you are planning to take JADM 3300 Criminal Procedures next term, I recommend you take JADM 3500 this term. Students tend to do better if they take JADM 3500 before JADM 3300. Also, we have Judge Randal Lee teaching the course. He is a Circuit Court Judge and was in the Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office prior to becoming a judge.

JADM 3510 Crime Victims and Justice
This course is an option for your Upper-Division JADM Electives. Professor Jennifer Merkle is the instructor for the course. She is an attorney with the Federal Detention Center. She has prior experiences as a social worker and is very interested in the field of victimology. She will bring personal experiences and real life situations into the classroom. Professor Merkle is also teaching JADM 3310 Law Enforcement: Contemporary Issues online. 

JADM 3550 CSI: Theories and Practices
This course received rave reviews the last time it was offered in class. It includes a visit to the morgue and videos/scenarios assist in the learning environment. Professor Sheryl Sunia retired from the Honolulu Police Department in 2009 after 29 years of service (20 years as a detective). In 2011, she became the first woman to be assigned to the homicide detail. She also worked as a hostage/crisis negotiator and was involved in several high profile cases. With this much experience, I’m sure you would find her class an enriching experience. Professor is also teaching JADM 2050 Basic Criminology online.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Attention DMS & INTLREL/ST Majors!!

Aloha DMS and INTLREL/ST Majors,

We have two more weeks of registration before the start of Term-1. We have some changes to courses offered as well as some interesting courses that may interest you.
INTR 3000/PSCI 3100 International Relations
If you are waiting to take International Relations, it is no longer offered as PSCI 3100 but INTR 3000. It’s offered online this term and the instructor is Kim DeVidts. We are hoping to offer the course in the classroom in Term-3 if you prefer not to take it online.

HIST 4661 History of Military Thought
If you are planning to graduate in May 2013, please take this course in Term-1. This course is normally offered only once a year.

PHIL 2090 Principles of Logic
This course is being taught as a Directed Study this term. The class will meet the first week and possibly another 4 or 5 more times in the classroom. The rest of the time, the course will be online. Since it’s a directed study, we cap the enrollment at 7. There are already 5 students in the class so if you need it to graduate in December 2012, please register as soon as possible. 

We are offering several Upper-Division DMS Electives this term:
                HIST 3411 US: Jackson to Civil War (Hickam)
                INTR 3900 Contemporary Nations: India (Hickam)
                PSCI 3200 Public Administration (Online)
                PSCI 3890 Homeland Security (Online)

INTR 3900 Contemporary Nations: India
Most may not see India as relevant but here’s some insight about this country and this course from Dr. James Corcoran:
India is now designated as one of the Pacific Command’s most important security and strategy partners in Asia.  India is the fourth most powerful military in the world, America #1, Russia #2, China #3 (reference Global Firepower,  at ). India is in the top 10 of the world’s economies (reference ).
The competition with China for dominance over the Indian Ocean increases where India’s navy (modeled on the British Navy as a legacy of colonialization) is seen to be superior to China’s (now expanding) navy (Dr. Corcoran’s article on the Indian Navy and Indian Ocean at ).
My experience as the Defense and Army Attaché and Security Assistance Officer in Dhaka Bangladesh, working directly together with diplomatic and military personnel from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, China and other regional neighbors, combined with my academic studies in the field of India and South Asia make for a course of instruction which combines practical field experience with academic achievement.
This course will include assessment of India in the larger region to include relations with and roles of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Russia, and other major players to include the United States of America.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Term 1-2013 Dates

Term 1-2013

Monday, 1 October - Friday, 14 December 2012

Holidays (NO CLASS)

Monday, 8 October - Columbus Day
Monday, 12 November - Veteran's Day
Thursday, 22 November - Thanksgiving

**Friday, 23 November - MCP Offices will be closed, but classes will be held**

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday classes: Last week of instruction will be the week of 3 December

Monday & Thursday classes: Last week of instruction will be week of 10 December (due to holiday interruptions)

Bookstore Website Down **UPDATE**


17 SEPTEMBER: Our Bookstore is experiencing some technical difficulties at this time. For a full list of the Term 1-2013 textbooks, please see here.

To place an order, you can call the Bookstore at (808) 544-0290.

**18 SEPTEMBER: The Bookstore website should up and running normally.

Mahalo for your patience!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Book Buyback!!

Attention students!!

HPU's Book BUYBACK is Friday, September 22nd @ Tripler

Location: BLDG 102, Room 111
For directions, please see their BLOG

Hours: 0900 - 1500

**Book Buyback will also be taking place DOWNTOWN and HAWAII LOA on Friday, September 21st (0900 - 1600) and Saturday, September 22nd (0900 - 1200)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Stop by and get your 
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**First come, first served; while supplies last**

CIA Info Session

CIA Information Session

Come and learn about the intriguing opportunities the CIA has to offer!

Monday, September 24th @ 1200
1132 Bishop Street (FH Building)
Suite 611

RSVP to Career Services: or 544-0230

Officers will be conducting an information session to discuss full-time and internship opportunities (Summer 2013).

We are particularly interested in applicants with the following degrees: International Affairs, Business, Political Science, Economics, Finance, Area Studies, and Languages

All applicants must be US citizens, be willing to relocate to Northern Virginia/DC area, and undergo an extensive security check.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



Friday, September 7th: HPU Hickam's MCP office will close at 1100 for training. If you have questions, please email us at and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Have a great weekend!

HPU MCP Hickam Staff