• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Katerina Teaiwa
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2014
    Second Semester 2014
    Spring Session 2014
    See Future Offerings

The course introduces students to the Pacific through practical engagement with the islands. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first hand experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, practical assignments and formal classes and tutorials given by staff from ANU. The course focuses on understanding the complex relationships between development, tangible and intangible heritage and cultural production.

Students will have the opportunity to experience and contribute to practical issues in the culture and heritage field including the visual and performing arts, the environment, education, development and policy work. Where possible, students will be incorporated into related in-country research projects with the appropriate ethics approval and meeting the required OH&S standards.

The course involves 4-5 weeks of intensive teaching and field experience including preparatory lectures and workshops at ANU before departure for the Pacific. We seek to run it as a topics course with options for offerings in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Hawai’i, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On completion of the course the student should minimally be able to:

  1. Recognise and discuss the significance of culture and heritage to Pacific Islands societies and development issues.
  2. Analyse and reflect on the relationship between the theoretical and practical aspects of culture, heritage and the arts in the Pacific with respect to the relevant literature.
  3. Evaluate and report on their practical experience in the culture and heritage sector.

Other Information

Applications to undertake this course are competitive and your selection will be based upon academic merit and the responses to selection criteria found in the application form.

Applications to enrol in the Hawaii course must be made at https://apollo.anu.edu.au/apollo/default.asp?pid=7964&script=true.



Indicative Assessment

 

1. 20% Learning Journal (1000 words) Addresses learning outcome 1. 

2. 10% Tracking Practical Skills [templates available from ANU Careers Centre will be utilised] (1000 words) Addresses learning outcome 3. 

3. 30% In-country Assignment Report (1000 words = 15%, visual essay of photos and captions = 15%) Addresses learning outcome 3. 

4. 40% Final Analytical Essay (2000 words) Addresses learning outcome 2. 

 

1. 20% Learning Journal (2000 words)

2. 10% Tracking Practical Skills (1000 words)

3. 30% In-country Assignment Report (1500 words and visual essay)

4. 40% Final Analytical Essay (3000 words)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Approx. 75 hours on practical assignment; 15 hours in academic tutorials and seminars; 40 hours on assessment components

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Antony Hooper, ed. (2005) Culture and Sustainable Development in the Pacific ANU EPress

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $00 per unit
2004 $00 per unit
2005 $00 per unit
2006 $00 per unit
2007 $00 per unit
2008 $00 per unit
2009 $00 per unit
2010 $00 per unit
2011 $00 per unit
2012 $00 per unit
2013 $00 per unit
2014 $00 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $00 per unit
2004 $00 per unit
2005 $00 per unit
2006 $00 per unit
2007 $3798
2008 $3798
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Fiji
4665 01 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 18 Apr 2014 30 Jun 2014 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8939 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8639 01 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 24 Oct 2014 31 Dec 2014 In Person N/A

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