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Australian National University

  • Code PASI2001
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
  • Course subject Pacific Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.  

Indicative Assessment

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 Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Prescribed Texts

Web CT based readings will be available as well as directions to online Pacific resources.

Assumed Knowledge

NIL

Majors

Minors

Programs

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  Tuition fees will be published by 1 October for the next year.

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

Course Fees:

Domestic fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478

International fee paying students

Year Commencing Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246

Terms

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

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