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*WKU Faculty Led: Citizen and Self in the Salish Sea: Summer 2018
Friday Harbor, United States; Mayne Island, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; Victoria, Canada; Whistler, Canada (Outgoing Program)
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CITIZEN AND SELF IN THE SALISH SEA
The Salish Sea is the body of water encompassing Puget Sound (U.S.) and the Strait of Georgia (Canada) in the Pacific Northwest. It is split in half by the international maritime border and surrounded by numerous sovereign Indian nations. Hemmed in by two mountain ranges, the rivers spilling into the Salish Sea provide spawning grounds for salmon. This program explores the meaning of citizenship and national identity in this complicated maritime borderlands. Students have a choice of enrolling in either Honors 251 or Honors 300.
Dr. Alexander Olson - email@example.com
Briana Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org
HON 251: Citizen and Self
HON 300: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Students will learn how to interpret the cultural, economic, and environmental lifeways of a maritime borderlands region.
- Students will gain international experience.
- Students will develop an understanding of the legal and historical issues surrounding Native American fishing rights.
- Students will learn about how to incorporate a range of sources and texts into their writing, with an emphasis on supporting arguments with credible evidence. This course advances the goals of WKU’s Quality Enhancement Plan, Evidence & Argument.
Program leaders may determine stricter eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants earning credit in a program would meet these requirements:
- Application process, please visit www.wku.edu/honors/education-abroad/citizen_self.php for more information and requirements for this living-learning opportunity,
- Current WKU Honors student eligible to register for WKU courses,
- Good academic standing as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog,
- A minimum of 16 years of age at time of departure (parental/legal guardian expressed, written consent required for those under 18 at time of departure) Refer to program green sheet for program specific details,
- No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by the WKU Office of Student Conduct
- Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
- Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date,
- Possess a valid form of Government issued identification (i.e. driver’s license) as required to fly within the United States,
- Complete pre-departure program,
- Students must complete the Study Abroad & Global Learning Application Process prior to being registered in this course. We suggest you start this application process immediately and respond to all emails promptly.
- Full payment prior to departure, and
- Permission of instructor.
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