Registration for summer and fall courses is now open on STAR GPS. (Photo by Cameron Enomoto)

By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer

As final exams and the end of the semester approach, registration for the fall semester begins. Registration opened on April 1 and will remain open until August 25. Students who register after that date will be charged a $30 late registration fee. If you’re struggling to decide what courses to take or you need something to satisfy an elective requirement, here are some interesting classes to check out.

ANTH 210, Archaeology: This course is one of the newest to be offered at KCC and while the instructor is still being determined, the class is set to meet in-person every Monday and Wednesday from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Olonā 201. Content of the course includes an introduction to prehistoric archaeology including methods and techniques of excavation and laboratory analysis. 

DNCE 212, Traditional Hula: With Merrie Monarch season coming to a close, enrolling in a hula course at KCC is a great way to learn more about a Native Hawaiian practice and art form. This is a face-to-face course taught by Carolyn Hanohano on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. in Maile 101. While the course involves performance or repertoire and technique at an elementary level, all students are invited to register. 

REL/WS 149, Intro to the World’s Goddesses: Throughout this online asynchronous course led by Professor Amanda Candēns, students will analyze narratives, devotional practices, theologies, iconographies, and the sacred sites of female gods and how they are located within their respective cultural milieu. Students will also examine the historical and geographical origins that situate the deities covered as well as the dominant religious motifs evident through cross-cultural analysis.

PHYL 160, The Science of Sleep: The Science of Sleep course, taught by Professor Sheryl Shook, is an online asynchronous course that covers the basis of human sleep requirements, sleep research, and medical disorders related to sleep. Students do not need to purchase a textbook for this course as Shook provides a textbook that she wrote in collaboration with Jason Ford and Dr. Sunny Pai.

MUS 170, Music as Therapy: Similar to PHYL 160, MUS 170 is an online asynchronous course taught by Professor Jacob Koseki. Students will be introduced to understanding the foundations of music therapy and its integration in various healthcare fields. Additionally, students will be able to explore the diverse applications of music therapy in professional, clinical, and educational settings.

ENT 125, Starting a Business: For students who are interested in starting their own business, this online asynchronous course is for you. The focus is on the structure and operation of a business and comprises the development of a business plan. Topics like business decision-making, marketing assessments, financing and accounting, and government regulations will be incorporated in the content of the course.

Keep in mind that these courses may not align with your current academic plan and consulting with a counselor or academic advisor before registering for a course is recommended. First-year students must schedule an appointment with the FYE office in ʻIliahi 231. FYE is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All other students can schedule an appointment with the Maida Kamber Center in ʻIlima 104. Office hours for the Maida Kamber Center are from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on registration please visit the KCC website.