- Class Number 6641
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
- Talei Mangioni
- Talei Mangioni
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
This course introduces students to the Pacific region and 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, and National Gallery of Australia. It will provide students with an exciting opportunity to experience the ways in which the Pacific has been crucial 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the Pacific in terms of its environmental, cultural and political features at the local, national, and regional levels;
- Explain the critical representations and issues that have shaped the contemporary Pacific;
- Present a mini Pacific research project engaging Pacific collections, policy-makers, scholars or artists in multimedia mode;
- Analyse and suggest creative responses to current challenges facing Pacific peoples.
There will be three field trips in this course to various instutions and events in Canberra - the National Library of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Gallery of Australia.
All texts are available on Wattle.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Introduction and Peopling of the Pacific||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|2||Week 2: Ancestral Worlds||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|3||Week 3: Pacific Encounters||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|4||Week 4: Making and Remaking Boundaries||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|5||Week 5: Mapping the Pacific (Visit to National Library of Australia)||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|6||Week 6: Pacific Films (Visit to the National Film and Sound Archive)||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|7||Week 7: Land, Resistance and Independence||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|8||Week 8: Pacific Arts (Visit to the National Gallery of Australia)||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|9||Week 9: Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|10||Week 10: Climate Change and Heritage||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|11||Week 11: The Rush for Oceania||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|12||Week 12: Student Presentations||Lecturer: Talei Mangioni|
|13||Week 13: EXAM PERIOD|
Please see Wattle site for information
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Online discussion forum||10 %||*||*||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Leading tutorial discussion||10 %||*||*||1, 2|
|Essay 1||25 %||09/09/2022||20/09/2022||2, 3, 4|
|Essay 2||25 %||07/10/2022||21/10/2022||2, 3, 4|
|Student Presentations||15 %||25/10/2022||25/10/2022||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Presentation topic outline||15 %||06/11/2022||12/11/2022||3, 4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Online discussion forum
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to the whole class
- feedback to to groups
- feedback to individuals
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2
Leading tutorial discussion
On the Friday before each class during weeks 2-11, discussion and tutorial leaders must post two questions relevant to the readings or weekly theme for the whole class to discuss.These must be posted on Wattle by 11:55pm on the relevant Friday.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Due by 11:55pm on Friday, 9 September. Written feedback will be provided by 20 September.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Due by 11:55pm on Friday, 7 October at 11:55 pm. Written feedback will be provided by 21 October.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
To be given in class on Tuesday, 25 October. Oral feedback will be provided on the day.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4
Presentation topic outline
Due by 11:55pm on Friday, 6 November. Feedback will be provided by 12 November.
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe 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.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Pacific Studies, History, Anthropology