Course Information

Windward Community College General Education Requirements


Written Communication

FQ Quantitative Reasoning
FGA Global & Multicultural Perspectives, Group A
FGB Global & Multicultural Perspectives, Group B
FGC Global & Multicultural Perspectives, Group C
OC Oral Communications
DA Arts
DH Humanities
DL Literatures
DS Social Sciences
DB Biological Science
DP Physical Science
DY Laboratory Science

Focus Requirements & Designations


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues

OC Oral Communication
WI Writing Intensive
TXT0 Textbook Cost $0
SF Sustainability Focused
EC Early College

Course Numbering

Each course is designated by an abbreviation which stands for the subject area of the course, followed by a number.

  • Courses numbered from 1-99 are generally not applicable for credit toward a baccalaureate degree but some are applicable to certificates.
  • Courses numbered from 100-199 are initial or introductory courses.
  • Courses numbered from 200-299 are generally second-year courses in a sequence or development within a field of study.
  • Courses ending in -92, -94, or -96 are special topics courses dealing with timely issues or unique subject matter not included in the main curriculum. These courses may be infrequently offered.
  • Courses ending in -97 or -98 are experimental courses proposed for inclusion in the main curriculum and are offered for only one year on this basis.
  • Courses ending in -99 are independent study courses such as directed reading, research or field work experience.
  • The suffix "L," when used, designates a laboratory course which is a companion course (whether required or not) to a given lecture course.
  • The suffix "V," when used, designates variable credit. The credit to be earned is arranged with the instructor by each student at the time of registration.
  • The suffix "WI," when used in the class schedule, designates a Writing Intensive course.

HAP Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues

Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues (HAP): HAP-designated courses focus on issues in Hawaiian and Asian or Pacific cultures and history and promote cross-cultural understanding between nations and cultures. Courses listed in the class schedule with the HAP designation are intended to fulfill HAP-focus requirements at any other UH campus. HAP-designated class satisfy the following hallmarks:

  • The course content reflects the intersection of Asian and/or Pacific Island cultures with Native Hawaiian culture.
  • The course encourages learning from the cultural perspectives, values, and world views rooted in the experience of peoples indigenous to Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and Asia.
  • The course includes an understanding of one or more of the following: the histories, cultures, beliefs, the arts, the societal, political, economic, or technological processes of these regions (for example, the relationships of societal structures to the natural environment).
  • The course involves an in-depth analysis or understanding of the issues in order to foster multi-cultural respect and understanding.