Content with Institutions : Kapiolani Community College

2+4 Service on Common Ground

The “”2+4 Service on Common Ground”” initiative developed five major pathways to engage students in service to their community and integrate their service with academic study in general education core courses and disciplinary majors. The pathways include: partnering with community-based organizations and K-12 schools; tutoring Chinese immigrants to pass the US Citizenship test; tending the Waikiki Ahupua’a ecological system; leading reading circles with local teenagers; and providing services to homebound elderly. Website

Cultural Anthropology course: Witnessing culture

The syllabus for Robert Franco s introductory course in Cultural Anthropology explains a set of outcomes that students are expected to achieve: for instance, understanding how anthropologists approach cultural analysis; observing differences and similarities between and within cultures, and developing a concept of culture that is applicable to local populations. Every one of these outcomes, the syllabus then explains, is best achieved through service-learning. Taking a truly anthropological perspective on service-learning, the syllabus goes on to say that you and I are equal partners in this, emphasizing that service-learning is best done through mutual understanding. Students provide at least twenty…

The Service-Learning Cross-Curricular Emphasis and the “”2+4=Service on Common Ground”” initiative

The mission of the Liberal Arts program at University of Hawaiʻi Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) to provide broad-based, integrated, cross-curricular general education courses for students who transfer to four-year institutions or embark on career paths, and instill a desire for life-long learning and personal development. In pursuit of this mission, KCC Provost Dr. John Morton engages in numerous campus-community partnerships and builds leadership collaborations with University of Hawai i (UH) Senior Vice-President and Community College Chancellor, Dr. Joyce Tsunoda, Dean of the UH College of Social Science, Dr. Dick Dubanoski, and UH President, Dr. Kenneth Mortimer. In addition, Dr. Morton has…

Cultural Anthropology

Course Objectives: This course is designed to give students an in-depth introduction to cultural anthropology, a scientific discipline using diverse theories focusing on unique cultural adaptations of human populations around the world. We will explore the concept of culture, by surveying different theoretical orientations such as evolutionism, functionalism, structuralism and ecological anthropology. We will then apply these different orientations to different subsystems of culture, politics, economics, religion, kinship, health and education. Throughout the course we will examine issues of race, ethnicity, multiculturalism, nationalism, and internationalism, with a sharp focus on Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Americas. My ethnographic…