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*J-Term Hawaii | The Religions of East Asia (RELI 132) C, RG
Honolulu, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Dorm-Style Room (shared) Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Religion Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (C), General Education (RG) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Erik Hammerstrom
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Program Description:
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Program Overview:
East Asia has produced a rich array of cultures, and in the 21st century it has become an important region economically and politically. In this course we explore and experience East Asian religions as they exist in the diverse culture of Honolulu, Hawai'i. We examine the question of what "religion" is, and how it applies to East Asia. We study the cosmological and philisophical roots of Asian philosophical and folk traditions, as well as of Mahayana Buddhism. In Honolulu, we will visit museums and various religious sites to learn firsthand about the contemporary practices of these traditions.

Note:  No prerequisite courses, but an interview with the faculty leader and supplemental application are required.  

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Tentative Program Dates:
Class on campus January 3-5, 8, 2018
Depart SeaTac Airport / Arrive Honolulu January 9, 2018
Depart Honolulu / Arrive SeaTac Airport January 27, 2018

Final Program Fee:

Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.