• Class Number 6495
  • Term Code
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Nicholas Hoare
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
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War in the Islands: The Second World War in the Pacific (WARS2004)

The extension of World War II to the Pacific Theatre in 1942 signalled a new era in the technology of war and profoundly shaped the modern history of the Asia Pacific region. This course is the first in the world to combine Allied, Japanese and Pacific Islander understandings of the Pacific War with particular attention to the South West Pacific. It complements the existing emphasis on the perspective from the United States and is distinctive in making ‘space’ for Islander experiences. Attention is divided equally between a narrative history of the events of conflict, and a multi-thematic consideration of the consequences and implications of World War II in the Islands. These legacies are addressed through issues as diverse as military technology and strategy, health and environment, Pacific Island lives and post-war political developments in the region. The course offers a fresh approach to a watershed in regional history, and should appeal to students in History, Peace and Conflict Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Development Studies and International Relations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key actors, events, locations, and interests in the Island theatre of the Pacific War and in its aftermath
  2. Identify and describe distinct interpretations and representations of the Pacific War from Allied, Japanese and Pacific Islander standpoints
  3. Critically examine a range of primary and secondary historical sources
  4. Develop written and oral communication skills to clearly and confidently articulate historical arguments supported by research
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