Courses in Australia & New Zealand

Academic Program

This is a study program. Students must carry a 15-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. Students will take History, Biology and Humanities. See detailed course descriptions below.

Courses are scheduled Monday through Friday, plus some Saturday mornings. 

Course Descriptions

History: History of Australia and New Zealand
Dr. Bruce Haulman - 5 Social Science Credits
Examines the history of Australasian nations of Australia and New Zealand from the first human inhabitants of Australia some 60,000 years ago, and the Maori settlement of New Zealand some 800 years ago, through the long and often difficult processes to become the modern island nations of Australia and New Zealand. Attention is given to the various groups who have migrated to Australasia, the European exploration and colonization of the area, the development of settlements and colonial governments, the move to nationhood in the late 19th century, and the emergence of the modern nations of Australia and New Zealand in the 20th century.

Biology: Natural Science of Australia/New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand Faculty - 5 Natural Science Credits
Focuses on the ecology of Australia and New Zealand, including ecosystems and human impact on ecosystems. The biodiversity, characteristics, and interactions of Australian and New Zealand flora and fauna will also be investigated within various habitats and ecosystems. A significant portion of the course will involve field observations and experiences. This course does not meet the lab distribution requirement. and is designed for the beginning college student.

Cultural Anthropology- Taught Online while students are abroad                                           Dr. Chris Dixon-Hundredmark  - 5 Social Science Credits                                                          Cultural Anthropologists study the lifeways of people who are alive today and we travel all over the world to document, understand, and explain variation in human cultures. How do people around the world live?  How does knowledge of various cultural practices assist us personally and professionally?  How do you learn your culture? In pursuit of these answers, students will explore indigenous Aboriginal and Maori peoples and arts, the impacts of British colonial societies, and the arrival of diverse peoples from all over the globe. Personal interactions with a wide range of diverse Australians and New Zealanders will broaden students understanding and appreciation of these unique cultures.

Faculty

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Lectures will also be provided by highly qualified Australian and New Zealand faculty.

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Dr. Bruce Haulman

Dr. Bruce Haulman is an experienced leader of study abroad programs, and has directed the Green River College Australia-New Zealand Study Abroad Program for eighteen years. Over 500 students have been part of this program and have experienced studying abroad in Australia and New Zealand. Bruce is a professor of History at Green River College, has taught abroad in England and Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand, and has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. He is the author of two books on the history of Vashon Island, where he lives with his wife Pam, and writes regularly for the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber.

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Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.

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McIntyre International Village D (IVD) 115

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Green River College
12401 SE 320th St.
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