ANTH 175: Polynesian Surf Culture (3 credits)
Provides students with an understanding of surf culture in the Pacific Basin. Environmental and cultural factors are assessed in relation to surfing's development in Polynesia, integration into Hawaiian culture, decline due to Western influence, and revitalization as a modern recreational activity. The modern surfing industry is also assessed through a cultural perspective that analyzes business practices utilized by surfing organizations today. (3 hours lecture)
Co-Requisite(s): ANTH 175L
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding and basic knowledge of environmental and cultural factors affecting the development of surfing in Polynesia, surfing's integration into Hawaiian culture, its decline due to Western influence, and its revitalization as a modern recreational activity.
- Coherently address modern social and legal issues relating to surfing.
Degrees and Certificates
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- Spring 2014 - M, 2:30pm to 4:45pm, Hale A‘o 106, Ian Masterson - CRN: 60663 - view syllabus
- Spring 2013 - T, 2:30pm to 5:00pm, Hale Alaka‘i 129, Ian Masterson - CRN: 62220
- Spring 2012 - TR, 4:00pm to 5:15pm, Hale Alaka‘i 101, Ian Masterson - CRN: 64323
- Fall 2010 - TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Alaka‘i 101, Ian Masterson - CRN: 60390 - view syllabus
- Spring 2008 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale ‘Imiloa 133, Ian Masterson - CRN: 62023