Connie Pan, M.F.A.
M.F.A. Candidate, Department of English
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pan developed the online course, “Culture of Hawaii,” taught in summer 2013 and 2015. This is an introductory level three-credit class in Hawaiian culture that includes an initial overview of the society, beliefs, and practices from pre-contact period to present-day Hawaii. The course is intended to enhance knowledge of Hawaiian culture through the exploration of multi-media texts including, but not limited to art, music, literature, dance, food, tattoo, religion, land, language, and entertainment. Some of the texts for the course may include: “The Descendants” (film), Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell, and Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani. Pan is from Maui, Hawaii and explores Hawaii and its issues in her writing