ANTH 448 :: Micronesian Cultures
Fall 2014 @UH West Oahu

CRN: 66073
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: S. Falgout
falgout@hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Online
Dates: 08/25/2014 - 12/12/2014
Course Requirements: This is an online class with mandatory chat times on Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.
Course Prerequisites: Pre: ENG 100.
Course Description: This course explores the dozens of distinct cultures and the important historical events and changes to the “little islands” of Micronesia. Micronesian cultures are noted for careful adaptations to their physical environments, some described as “marginal”. They are renowned as navigators. They have some of the most highly developed chiefdoms and extensive empires within the Pacific. Over centuries of European and Asian presence in the region, Micronesians came into contact with whalers, traders, missionaries, colonists, and the military. Micronesia was a major arena during World War II and an important site of postwar nuclear weapons testing. Today, the region has achieved a measure of political independence. But, Micronesia’s strategic location continues to be of global interest. Life has changed significantly, yet tradition remains strong.
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the West Oahu bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/westoahu.
Technical Requirements: Access the class through https://laulima.hawaii.edu. Use your UH username and password to login. Computer requirements for online courses and Laulima tutorials are available at http://www.uhwo.hawaii.edu/academics/distance-learning/online-student-tutorials/
Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 08:56:23