Looking for an Intensive Writing class for the fall? The following history course still has a number of openings:
HIST-J 300 Hawai'i in American Culture 17385 Wu
10:10-12:00 pm T LH 019
Above class COLL intensive writing section
Above class open to undergraduates only
Hawai’i has served a critical function in the development of the United States’identity as a nation. This course seeks to explore American nation-building through the colonial relationship between United States and the islands. Topics to be addressed include Pacific expansion and colonialism; the rise of the plantation economy and its immigrant labor force; the growth of the tourism and defense industries; race, the Cold War, and the statehood debate; the Hawaiian sovereignty movement; and imagining “paradise” in popular culture. The use of primary sources will be emphasized and will draw from a range of interdisciplinary texts, including literature, autobiography, journalistic accounts, and films.