Pālamanui Course Information


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FAMR 230 – Human Development


Free Online Textbook

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.

PSY 100 – Survey of Psychology


Free online textbook.

Course Description: This is an introductory course, designed to provide you with an overview of the various disciplines within the field of psychology. We will explore research via several psychological orientations. We will look at the basic psychological processes involved in learning, memory, thinking, and language. The development of the Self, which includes our gender and sexuality, our personality, and overall development will be studied. We will discuss who we are in a social context. Finally, we will see what factors influence our mental health.


PSY 260 – Psychology of Personality


Free Online Textbook

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.


WS 175 W – History of Gender, Sex, & Sexuality in a Global Perspective, to 1500 CE


Required Texts:

Women in World History, Volume 1 – Readings from Prehistory to 1500 by Sarah Shaver Hughes and Brady Hughes (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1995) ISBN: 978-1-56324-311-0. (May need to order this “used” 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

There are two sections being offered for this class for fall semester, but both are the same class, same syllabus.

Course Description: This course will take a new look at the history of the world using a gender perspective. 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 to approximately 1500 CE.