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GEOG 122: Geography of Hawai‘i (3 credits)

Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint the student with basic geographic principles and aid in understanding and appreciating the Hawaiian environment. Fundamental concepts of physical and cultural geography are presented with emphasis on Hawai‘i volcanic land forms, coastal features, climate, and vegetation. Geographic aspects of population, settlement, agriculture economics, and land use are also investigated. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the physical, biological and cultural elements and processes responsible for Hawai‘i's current environment applying theories and concepts of geography.
  • Compare and contrast the Hawaiian environment with that of a middle latitude region, such as the US mainland, Europe and East Asia.
  • Evaluate the Hawaiian environment in terms of how the student would survive on a pre-human Hawaiian island.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered