PACS 108 :: Pacific Worlds
Spring 2014 @UH Manoa Outreach

CRN: 3249 (H, W)
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Regina Luna
reginal@hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 01/13/2014 - 05/16/2014
Course Description: PACS 108 is an introduction to the histories, cultures, arts, and politics of the Pacific region also known as Oceania.

Goals of this course:
To emphasize specific learning skills, including communication skills, writing skills, and skills of critical judgment necessary for future employment opportunities.
To use word processing, presentation software, and other computerized technologies to prepare students for careers in a complex and technologically demanding world.
To gain civic and historical knowledge, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and communication skills as prerequisites for personal growth and participation in a free democracy, regardless of career choice.
To attain insights into why other cultures are as they are and why we are culturally as we are -- to better understand the cultural problems of contemporary human existence.
To provide an analysis of the range of variation and degree of uniformity in human behavior as revealed through comparative study.
To present a general introduction to Pacific Islands Studies.

This PACS 108 class section meets the DS core requirement, as well as, the WI and HAP focus requirements.
Textbooks: The book: Ridgell, Rielly (ed). 2006. Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia 4th Edition. Honolulu, HI: Bess Press. ISBN 1-57306-246-4, may be purchased at the UH Manoa bookstore in the Outreach College section or ordered as an ebook at Bess PRESS, http://besspress.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=c&Product_Code=E2464&Category_Code=
Technical Requirements: This PACS 108 class section is conducted on the Internet.

The Internet allows students to take a course at home using a personal computer, or at any UH or public computer lab. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have access to a computer with Internet capabilities. In this online course, students are not required to log in at a specific day or time. Students taking an online course should always contact their instructor after registration or prior to the first day of class to get detailed information regarding the course.

Minimum Computer Hardware/Software Requirements:
http://www.hawaii.edu/its/swhw_info-stu.html

Laulima Help:
http://www.hawaii.edu/talent/laulima_students.htm
Additional Notes: PACS 108 was formerly PACS 100.

This PACS 108 class section is conducted on the Internet.

Please check your MyUH portal account daily for announcements about class cancellations, UH system announcements, and/or email.

Thinking about taking an online class? Go to http://www.hawaii.edu/dl/isdistancelearningforme and take the free distance-learning self-assessment.

For additional information please contact the instructor via email (ReginaL@hawaii.edu).

Please note that tuition for extension term classes is charged per credit and is NOT included in Fall/Spring semester tuition. Students receiving UH Manoa financial aid should contact Financial Aid Services (808-956-7251 or finaid@hawaii.edu) before registering for extension term classes to assure that their financial aid package will cover these classes.
Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 08:45:55