- Code PASI2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
First Semester 2014
- Course subject Pacific Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Dr Katerina Teaiwa
This course introduces students to the histories, key terms and approaches shaping the dynamic field of Pacific Studies. It outlines the ways in which Oceania has been mapped, represented and approached in scholarly and popular knowledge and emphasizes the complexity and diversity of this region. It provides an introduction in particular to the ways in which Australia and New Zealand interact with the Pacific and a comparative lens on the position of Pacific Islander communities within these two countries. Indigenous Pacific Islander approaches to engaging and learning Oceania are particularly highlighted.
At the end of this course students will have been provided with the tools to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the history and contemporary nature of Pacific regionalism and Australia's historical and policy role in this process.
• Evaluate and critique the various ways in which the region and Pacific Island peoples have been mapped and represented in various disciplines and popular media.
• Comprehend and describe the nature of transdisciplinary Pacific Studies in comparison with single-disciplinary approaches.
• Demonstrate an awareness of the complexity and diversity of Oceania in terms of history, culture, development, environment, migration, gender relations, the arts and politics through group research projects.
• Facilitate and lead discussions on contemporary Pacific issues with peers.
In order to pass this course you must attend all tutorials and submit all written assessment. You cannot pass the course if you miss one of these components.
Assignment 1: Attendance and Participation - Reflections of Oceania Up to one page outline (15%)
Assignment 2: Relations and connections in Oceania 1200 – 1500 Word Review [Graduate students 2000] (15%)
Assignment 3: Imagining Oceania 2000 Word Essay [2500 for graduate students] (20%)
Assignment 4: Wan Kanu Research Group Project Presentation- multimedia (20%)
Assignment 5: Final Take-home exam- 2000 words plus relevant images or artwork (30%)
Requisite and IncompatibilityTo enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.
Web CT based readings will be available as well as directions to online Pacific resources.
- Bachelor of Arts (BARTS)
- Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (BAPST)
- Bachelor of Development Studies (BDEVS)
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (BISSU)
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Sustainability) (Honours) (AISSU)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (APHAR)
- Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (APHSC)
- Bachelor of Science (BSC)
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours) (ASCAD)
- Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) (BSREM)
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
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First Semester, 2014
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date|
|3424||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014|