Exploring Great Cities: Honolulu Hawaii - Sustainability in Paradise
Dates: WWU Pre-departure meetings:
Friday 12/13, 1:00-4:00pm and
Saturday 12/14, 9:00am-1:00 pm
Hawaii Trip: Dec 15, 2013- Dec. 22, 2013
ENVS 368- Exploring Great Cities: Honolulu Hawaii (4 credits)
Open to Western students of all majors
Join Dr. Patrick Buckley, WWU Department of Environmental Studies faculty for this 4-credit, winter break course to Honolulu Hawaii. You will spend 8 days and 7 nights exploring this tropical urban center.
- Learn concepts and themes in urban geography and planning using Honolulu as your laboratory.
- Explore the economic, social, ethnic, historical, and political dimensions of neighborhoods in Honolulu
- Encounter the transportation issues and debates facing the city
- Learn about land planning on a confined island and native land claims
- Compare traditional tourism with eco-tourism
- Learn what role food and agriculture play in the city’s future
- Explore the history of Honolulu from kingdom to republic to WWII
- Discover the rich ethnic diversity of the city and its plantation heritage