Hawai`i Community College - Pālamanui

Course information


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Face-to-Face Courses for Hawai`i Community College – Pālamanui


HUM/PSY 275W – Psychology and the Expressive Arts




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Course Description: In this course, students will apply major concepts and theories of Jungian psychology to one or more art genre, e.g., visual arts, writing arts, drama, movement, and music to understand one’s own intrapsychic processes personality dynamics.


PSY 230 – Human Sexuality




Required Text: Human Sexuality in a Changing World (10th edition) by Rathus, Nevid and Fichner-Rathus (Prentice Hall) ISBN-13: 978-0134525075


Course Description: The biological, psychological, and sociological determinants of human sexuality are explored. Some specific topics include: the anatomy and physiology of sexual behavior and reproduction, gender role and sexual differences, sexual variations in behavior, clinical dysfunctions and treatment, and contemporary issues.



Online (Laulima) Courses for Hawai`i Community College

WS 176 W – History of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in a Global Perspective, 1500 CE to present



Required Texts: Women in World History, Volume 2 – Readings from 1500 to Present by Sarah Shaver Hughes and Brady Hughes (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe) ISBN: 1-56324-313-X (This book will probably need to be purchased as a “used book” online.)

Gender in History: Global Perspectives by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Malden MA: John Wiley & Sons, 2011 2nd edition) ISBN: 978-1-4051-8995-8


Course Description: We will investigate how social, economic, and religious transformations shaped concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality, and how in turn, these identities shaped the history of civilizations and continue to influence our world today. We will touch on events and developments in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, and gain a basic acquaintance with world civilizations from approximately 1500 CE to the present.


PSY 298 – Psychology of Personality




Required Text: Personality and Personal Growth by Robert Frager and James Fadiman, 7th edition.


Course Description: This course will compare and contrast the basic theoretical approaches to personality, including the corresponding views of development, change, and assessment. It will distinguish between the various methodological approaches to personality research, and assess the strength of research findings within a given research perspective.




            Online (Laulima) Course for Hawai`i Community College


FAMR 230 – Human Development



Required Textbook: Human Development: A Cultural Approach, 2nd Edition, REVEL from Pearson.com

Course Description:

We will look at our journey of human development from conception through the last years we have in life, as we look at the latest theories and research in this topic. This course examines the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development for each age.