Hawai'i

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
462
Institution: 
Amherst College

[US/TE] This seminar approaches the Hawaiian Archipelago as a focal point for examining the environmental, cultural, and economic processes that crisscrossed the Pacific Ocean from the maritime settlement of Polynesia to the present day. As a realm of vibrant cultural development prior to European contact, a hub of missionary and whaling activities, a coaling station for transpacific steamships, a front line in the Second World War, a zone of diasporas during the post-war era, and an epicenter for Pacific Islander social revitalization, Hawaiʻi has much to offer our understanding of globalization and its varied histories. Participants will use translations of Hawaiian-language materials to augment course readings and to open a window into a range of Native Hawaiian viewpoints that remain largely invisible from the historical record. One class meeting per week.

Limited to 18 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Melillo.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
HIST-462-01-1819S

Course Sections

Hawai'i
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Edward Melillo emelillo@amherst.edu W 02:00PM-04:30PM SCCE E108