Leilani Au


New (and cool) Fall Classes
Along with courses seldom offered like Polynesian Voyaging, Windward Community College students
will have some exciting new courses to think about taking this fall.

To get in on these classes early, continuing students can register online at myuhportal.hawaii.edu
starting April 21. All other students can register April 26. Call Student Services at 235-7413 to schedule
a visit with an academic counselor.

Here are seven brand-new classes and some that are rarely offered for fall:

New! BUSN 121: Introduction to Word Processing T/TH, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Learn how to create, edit, format and save correspondences and college papers using word processing
software and how to use the Web to locate information and to send and receive e-mail.

New! HIST 231: Modern European Civilization I (WI) T/TH, 11:15 – 12:30 p.m.
This course focuses on the transformation of Europe between 1500 – 1800. Find out why and how
Europe went from a backward, God-fearing, burning-witches-on-stakes society to a modern, scientific,
capitalist society poised to dominate the world. Prerequisite: ENG 100. Recommended preparation:
HIST 151 or 152.

New! ICS 115: Advanced Microcomputer Applications T/TH, 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Develop greater proficiency in creating and modifying word documents, spreadsheets, databases queries,
reports, forms and presentation software by integrating these applications with one another and utilizing
internet technologies with each.

This class fulfills requirement for WCC’s Certificate of Competence in Applied Business and
Information Technology (ABIT). Prerequisite: ICS 101 or BUSN 150.

New! ICS 214: Fundamentals of Design for Print and Web M/W, 5:30 – 6:55p.m.
Introduces development principles related to graphic design terminology, tools and media and layout
and design concepts. Some topics covered are integration of type, images and other design elements,
developing computer skills in industry standard computer programs, and study of design development
pertaining to color theories, publications, and advertising.

This class fulfills requirement for WCC’s Certificate of Competence in Applied Business and
Information Technology (ABIT) and Certificate of Competence in Web Support. Prerequisite: ICS 100
or 101.

New! MUS 240: Introduction to Digital Music Production M/W 7:15 – 8:40 p.m.
Taught with Mac-based music arrangement and composition, areas of study include MIDI sequencing,
digital audio recording and editing and the use of digital mastering effects for web, CD and video
Those registered in this course will be given a unique opportunity to submit their projects to Edgy Lee’s
upcoming Pacific Network TV.

Some experience in music is preferred, but reading and/or writing in conventional music notation is not
necessary. Students with a natural talent for music and ―good‖ ears are encouraged to meet with student
success counselor Renee Arakaki for permission to enroll. Prerequisite: MUS 108, 121B, 121C, 121D,
121F, 121Z, 253, or consent of instructor.

New! AG 155: Subtropical Arboriculture M, 5 – 7:45 p.m.
Taught by Dave Ringuette, this course is a balance of practical skills and scientific tree care. As part of
the arborist program, those registered in this class will learn how to identify trees and how to care for
community trees. Prerequisite: Credit for enrollment in AG 20 or 120 or equivalent.

New! AG 159: Tree Climbing S 12 – 5:30 p.m. (1st 5 weeks)
As part of the arborist program, students will be introduced to tree climbing using ropes and tree
maintenance equipment in and around trees. Recommended preparation: enrollment in AG 155.

In addition, WCC is bringing back a wide range rarely offered courses:

GIS 150: Introduction to GIS/GPS T 5:30 – 8:35 p.m.
Under the guidance of instructor Toshihiko Ikagawa, this course, which has not been offered in over a
year, will introduce students to the applications of geographic information systems (GIS) with a special
emphasis on using ArcView GIS. Students will also gain basic experience with the use of Global
Positioning System (GPS). Recommended preparation: familiarity with basic computer operations and

SP 251: Principles of Effective Speaking (W) T/TH 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Are you a self-starter? Do you like doing independent research? Would you like more experience
speaking in front of other? If you answered yes to all these questions, this class might be for you.

This course taught by Alan Ragains, explores a variety of public speaking styles, including special
occasion speaking and group discussion. By analyzing the speeches of other famous people students will
gain the knowledge of putting together their own speech. Prerequisite: ENG 100 or SP 151.

IS 160A/B: Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship M/W 3 – 4:15 p.m.
IS 160L: Polynesian Voyaging and Seamanship Lab S 9 – 11:45 a.m.
Explore the vibrant Hawaiian and Polynesian voyaging tradition through traditional and contemporary
lenses with instructor Liko Hoe. Areas of study include Hawaiian oral and written tradition,
oceanography, astronomy, ethnobotany and archeology.

The lab takes the knowledge in the classroom and applies it to the ocean and shoreline environment.
Prerequisite for lab: Must pass a swim test and have health clearance. Corequisite for lab: IS 160B,
Corequisite for lecture: IS 160L.

SOC 251: Introduction to Sociology of the Family MWF 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. or T/TH 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
What does ―family‖ really mean? In this course taught by Kathleen French, students will learn about
diverse family forms, how much family has changed through time, how important family is in terms of
socialization and how family influences our beliefs and behavior.

―I think it’s one of the most important courses students can take in terms of their own personal growth,‖
said French. This class fulfills requirement for WCC’s Academic Subject Certificate in Psycho-Social
Developmental Studies (PSDS).

THEA 211: Mask Making and Performance T/TH 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Masks have been used since prehistoric times and appear in every known culture. In this course, last
offered over a year ago, Ben Moffat will share his collection of 200 masks and teach students how to
bring masks to life by making their own.

Get Ahead with Summer Classes!

Foundation requirement classes will be available in two summer sessions and a mid-term starting May
27. Students can get started or work on required courses—English 100, History 151and 152, Speech
151, Math 100 and Philosophy 110—during the summer.

Also offered this summer is Web Site Development. Students will learn concepts for creating
professional Web sites from design through publishing. Vanessa Cole, who is a certified Webmaster of
the World Organization of Webmasters, teaches this class.

–Leilani Au, Ka Ohana Staff Reporter

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