Join Us for the 2011 Interim Semester, December 18, 2010--January 20, 2011
HISTORY 192-370--online:
"History of Asia & the Pacific 2"  (with special emphasis on the South Sea island cultures ! )

Course description: We will study how early explorers, such as Capt. Cook, saw the Austral-Pacific as a social utopia, where man reaches the Golden Age of ancient myth. But this gives way to a growing scientific seriousness in the later 18th and 19th centuries, with investigations like those of Darwin. Then, we will see how encroachments by Europeans have made of the far Pacific a paradise lost.

As before, an optional travel experience   to Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti will again be offered. Trip is designed around visits to locations explored by both Capt. Cook and Charles Darwin, so that we can see through their eyes this great transformation in worldview  from the 18th to the 19th century.   

The trip will run from approx. Jan. 5--21, 2011, and cost approx.  $9500.00. Click on the picture of the outrigger canoe below for the course Syllabus and for Trip Information.

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Contact Dr. Salzman

Click here or on the canoe above  for information about how to receive 3 credit hours of transferable credit in history,  which also satisfies your Diversity / Third World requirement. (This is the course syllabus.)  The link also takes you to the TRAVEL OPTION that is co-ordinated with the course.

Course will be taught totally online.

Exceptions:  you will need to come in to pick up a (free) dvd from me, and to see a few feature-length films in my office area if you cannot acquire them on your own through Blockbuster or the Public Library.

They are Bounty starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, and Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe.

Disclaimer about objectivity in grading :    As mentioned above, this course is co-ordinated with a tour to Australia and the South Pacific. You do not need to be on the tour in order to take this course, AND YOUR GRADE IS NOT AFFECTED IN THE LEAST IF YOU DO NOT GO.