- Code PASI2003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Sch of International Political & Strategic Studies
First Semester 2014
- Course subject Pacific Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Dr Pyone Myat Thu
- Dr Timothy Sharp
The course examines the contemporary relationships between environment, development and conflict in the culture area known as "Melanesia", with a particular focus on the independant nations of Papua New Guinea, Soloman Islands and Vanuatu. It also looks at Australia's engagements with the region.
The course engages the disciplinary lenses of geography, anthropology and to a lesser extent, political science. A number of guest lectures are given by leading Pacific Islands scholars of the ANU.
Teaching and learning are organised around three case studies in which groups of students take the lead in directing the enquiry. The broad topics of the case studies are land and development, conflict, and Austalia's engagements with Melanesia.
On satisfying the requirements of the course students will be able to:
Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity and complexity of perspectives on key resource management, development, and peace and conflict issues in Melanesia;
Describe and critique a number of different perspectives on these issues;
Articulate their own positions within scholarly and policy debates, and critically reflect on how their thinking has changed and evolved;
Apply some of the tools and methodological approaches of geography and anthropology.
Attendance and participation (10%)
Reflective writing pieces ( 7 x 500 words) (30%)
Group project (30%)
Position statements ( 2 x 1000 words) (30%)
Three contact hours per week.
Requisite and IncompatibilityTo enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.
- 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)
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.
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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|
|3588||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014|