This interdisciplinary and experiential exploration of Hawaii focuses the study of place through the lenses of history, archaeology, culture, and business in a unique environmental context. The course includes four hours per week of classroom instruction during the Winter and nine days of field study during Winter break on the Big Island of Hawaii. Instruction focuses on the study of Hawaii's history, archaeology, unique geographical, environmental, and cultural characteristics, and how these factors affect local and international business and industry and their sustainability.
This interdisciplinary senior seminar will include visiting lectures from professionals in the arts and related businesses. Discussions will allow students to share common concerns and present senior projects.