Why take history? By learning about culture and society, morality and ethics, you’ll develop an understanding of humanity and how to become a better world citizen. You’ll gain a better perspective of how our government (and others around the world) operates, and what’s behind their decision-making. Leaders, managers, and generals all study history because it teaches strategy, problem-solving and effective communication. These skills will help you succeed in any career you pursue.

Program Details

Academic Subject Certificate (12 credits) will provide students with a strong foundation in geohistorical, cultural, and global connections. This certificate will provide a general foundation for a career in teaching, the travel industry, the service industry, and other fields such as health and law, and will encourage students to attend a four-year college in the University of Hawaii system or transfer to a mainland college. Requirements for the Academic Subject Certificate

Global Studies: Academic Subject Certificate (18-20 credits) builds upon the strengths of our Hawaiian and multiethnic communities in the Pacific. The purpose of this certificate is to prepare students to meet the challenges of an interconnected and interdependent world as globally conscious and internationally engaged citizens. Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

The time to complete the certificates or the degree varies from one to four semesters. To obtain the associate degree in two years, you have to take an average of 15 credits/semester.

Costs: tuition and fees

James H. Fujita, Professor CC, History, BA, MA, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Paul Lococo, Professor CC, History; BA, MA, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Abdul Karim Khan, Professor CC, History; MA, University of Peshawar, Pakistan; MA, Eastern Washington University, PhD, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Sania Fa’amaile Betty P. Ickes, Assistant Professor CC, History; AA, Leeward Community College; BA, University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu; MA, PhD., University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Naiad Wong, Instructor CC, French BA, MA, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; History; BA, MA, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Program Contact

Naiad Wong
Program Coordinator
DH-E 107

(808) 455-0357