• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Katerina Teaiwa
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.

Syllabus: 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 emphasises 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and contemporary nature of Pacific regionalism and Australia's historical and policy role in this process.
  2. 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.
  3. Comprehend and describe the nature of transdisciplinary Pacific Studies in comparison with single-disciplinary approaches.
  4. 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.
  5. Facilitate and lead discussions on contemporary Pacific issues with peers.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Attendance and Participation - Reflections of Oceania Up to one page outline (15) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Relations and connections in Oceania (2000 Word Review) (15) [LO 2,3]
  3. Imagining Oceania (2500 words) (20) [LO 2,3]
  4. Wan Kanu Research Group Project Presentation- multimedia (20) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  5. Final Take-home exam (2000 words plus relevant images or artwork) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

The total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed PASI2001.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed Text: Web CT based readings will be available as well as directions to online Pacific resources.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3661 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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