ANTH 447 :: Polynesian Cultures
Fall 2014 @UH West Oahu

CRN: 66072
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Lecturer
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 08/25/2014 - 12/12/2014
Course Requirements: This is an online class with mandatory chat times on Thursdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Course Prerequisites: Pre: ENG 100.
Course Description: This course focuses on contemporary Polynesian societies. Topics covered include subsistence and exchange; kinship, marriage, and family life; ritual and belief systems; rank and political leadership; and ideas about health and illness. Special attention will also be devoted to current issues affecting Polynesian peoples, such as population growth, migration, the problem of insuring economic growth in a global economy, the politics of identity, and health and environmental issues.
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the West Oahu bookstore or ordered online at
Technical Requirements: Access the class through Use your UH username and password to login. Computer requirements for online courses and Laulima tutorials are available at
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