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  • Locations: Honolulu, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Quarter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Program Description:

ENVS 368 Exploring Great Cities: Honolulu, Hawaii (4 credits)

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Pre-departure Dates: Sat. Nov. 17, Sat. Dec. 2, and Fri. Sat. Dec. 15-16, 2017
Travel dates: December 17 - 24, 2017

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 on this field methods course examining great cities, exploring concepts and themes in human geography and urban planning provide a framework for the analysis of the human environments and the forces and efforts that shape them.

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Program Details

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 on this field methods course examining great cities, exploring concepts and themes in human geography and urban planning provide a framework for the analysis of the human environments and the forces and efforts that shape them.

  • Physical Environment of the City
  • Neighborhoods discovering Honolulu through walking and riding buses
  • Transportation Issues including issues and debates focusing on the current reliance on automobiles to proposed moves towards heavy rail mass transit, and the potential for alternate modes
  • Energy issues and especially the role of renewables
  • Food and Agriculture what role does it play in the cities future and what is the historical past
  • Land Planning both from a strictly urban focus and the larger urban-rural interface
  • Economics of tourism both traditional and environmental
  • Culture - Bishop Museum, cultural centers, Office Hawaiian Affairs...
  • Diversity and Ethnic history in the make-up of the city and their role in the economy of Hawaii - present and past

Download the 2017 schedule.

ENVS 368 (4 credits)
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Instructor

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Dr. Patrick Buckley

Dr. Patrick Buckley is an Associate Professor teaching courses in human geography including courses with foci on the Pacific Rim and East Asia, the world economy, sustainability, energy and the environment. Research interests include planning for pedestrian and other forms of alternate transportation, creating sustainable learning cities, cross-border environmental management, and national parks in China and the US.


Email: Patrick.Buckley@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-4773
Office: Arntzen Hall 222
Website: faculty.wwu.edu/patrick/

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