• 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 Second Semester 2015
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Pacific Worlds: critical inquiry in Oceania (PASI1012)

This course introduces students to the wealth of Pacific knowledge, resources and institutions at ANU and in Canberra more broadly. Pacific Worlds will be explored in seminar format and in dialogue with selected scholars and policy-makers, and through visits to institutions such as the National Library, National Archives, National Gallery or National Museum of Australia. It will provide students with an exciting opportunity to experience the ways in which the Pacific has been critical to the development and contemporary cultural, scholarly and political priorities of former colonial powers, including Australia. The course will highlight the ways in which Pacific Islanders themselves have responded critically to these uneven relationships and how documentation and collection practices in Australian institutions reflect these political dynamics. The course is organized into 4 themes: 1. "What is the Pacific?" focusing on the environmental impacts and multi-scalar social effects of this ocean. 2. "How is the Pacific region and its indigenous peoples represented?" including historical and popular ways in which the region and islanders have been named, framed and "collected". 3. "What is the political nature of this space and what are the key challenges?" focusing on contemporary nation-states, territories, activism and regional dynamics. 4. "What are the key cultural and popular features of Oceania?" thinking about diverse indigenous and introduced languages, societies, the diaspora, artistic and cultural production. Assessment is linked to each of these dimensions so that students are provided with the requisite writing and analytical skills through diverse and complementary activities.

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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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
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Offerings and Dates

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3562 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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