- Code PASI2001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Pacific Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Leading tutorial discussion in class (10%)
Online entries in discussion forum (10 submissions, 20%)
Key Papers Analytical Essay, 1500 words (25%)
Group research project and presentation (15%)
Final reflective essay, 2000 words and images (30%)
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Contact hours for this course are 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorials per week. Students are also expected to spend an additional 7-8 hours of independent study per week on class readings, tutorial preparation, group research and assignments. The total workload for the class is 130 hours including in-class time and independent study.
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