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* WWU Global Learning Program: Winter Break, Hawaii- Exploring Great Cities: Honolulu- Sustainability in Paradise
Honolulu, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Quarter
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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
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Honolulu, Hawaii: Sustainability in Paradise
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Sustainability in Paradise

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

Pre-departure Dates: TBD
Travel dates: 12/14/14 – 12/21/14

Join Dr. Patrick Buckley, WWU Department of Environmental Studies faculty, for this 4-credit, winter break course to Honolulu Hawaii. Spend eight days and seven nights exploring this tropical urban center.

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Program Details

This field methods course examines concepts and themes in urban geography and planning providing a framework for the analysis of the human environments and the forces and efforts that shape them.

Study sustainability in paradise. Participants will:

  • 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.

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ENVS 368 (4 credits)
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Dr. Patrick Buckley is a 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.

Phone: 360-650-4773
Office: Arntzen Hall 222


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