• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code PAST-MIN

The Pacific Studies minor employs an interdisciplinary framework to explore important historical and contemporary issues in Oceania, and to critically examine the ways in which knowledge about the region, and the region itself, have been framed, constructed and represented, with a particular focus on indigenous epistemologies and voices. Students engage with scholarly and policy debates of critical contemporary importance in the region, including gender, climate change, globalization, the arts, development, and peace, conflict and intervention. The linguistic diversity of Oceania is reflected in the core courses of the major, which are infused with indigenous voices and languages. Electives provide students with opportunities to further explore the Pacific through the disciplinary lenses of archaeology, anthropology, indigenous studies, political science, literature, philosophy, and visual arts.

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Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
PASI1012 Pacific Worlds: critical inquiry in Oceania 6
PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARCH2005 The Archaeology of the Pacific Islanders 6
ARCH2022 Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change 6
ASIA2301 Prehistoric Origins: Archaeology of Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA3006 Practical Assignment in Asia and the Pacific 6-12
ASIA3012 Readings in Asian Societies and Histories 6
ASIA3053 The Death of God in the Asia-Pacific 6
FREN2022 French Literature and The Pacific 6
FREN2026 New Caledonia: Field Work and Research 6
HIST2231 Exploration: Columbus to the Moon 6
PASI1010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context 6
PASI1011 Pacific Encounters: An introduction to Pacific Studies 6
PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries 6
PASI2003 Environment and Development in the Pacific 6
PASI2006 War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific 6
PASI2010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context 6
PASI3001 The Contemporary Pacific: Society, Politics and Development 6
PASI3005 Pacific Islands Field School 6
POLS2055 Pacific Politics 6
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