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What's New Around CLASS?


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Creative Work mINOR

The Honors College has added a third minor to the Fall schedule, the Creative Work Minor from the Center For Creative Work.

The Creative Work Minor emphasizes the crucial meeting of the fine and liberal arts through an artistic, critical, and scholarly curriculum.†Along with the other Honors minors,†Medicine and Society and Phronesis: A Program in Politics and Ethics, the Creative Work Minor offers students a multidisciplinary arts program that integrates creative projects, critical study, and cultural research.

For more information visit the Center for Creative Works webpage.

Economics

The UH Economics Department will offer a new Master's program for the 2010 Summer semester.

The department has designed a 14 month masterís degree program where students obtain strong quantitative skills to become competitive in today's and future job markets. The program will begin in July 2010 and includes courses in economic modeling and forecasting as well as applied courses in energy and health economics.

For application information visit the Economics website.

Health and Human Performance

The Department of Health and Human Performance from the College of Education will join the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences starting Fall 2010.

The move was promoted by several factors, one of which is that the areas of research and training have evolved to focus more heavily on Psychology and Communications Science and Disorders.

With the move, HHP may undergo some minor changes. Course requirements for the HHP will correlate with existing degree plans but changes in available courses and future graduate programs may occur.

The HHP currently offers graduate programs in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Allied Health Education and Administration, Human Nutrition, and Human Space Exploration. The program is also responsible for the innovative Wii Fitness course launched during the Summer of 2009.

In 2005, HHP ranked 15th among the best doctoral programs in kinesiology by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, an honorary organization. (Daily Cougar July 2009)

The department Chairman is Dr. Charles S. Layne.

To learn more about migration of HPP to CLASS, read the press release on the UH website.

Liberal Studies Program

CLASS has approved an interdisciplinary major where students can combine three minors to earn their degree. Learn more about the program in the Feature section of this issue of Graffit-e.

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