ANTHRO 104G Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
ANTHRO 104G | BE, EDUSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester One 2017 | City Campus | 15 points
This explores Pacific peoples and their diverse cultural and biological heritages through the lens(es) of Anthropology.
Staff who specialise in social anthropology, archaeology, ethnomusicology, and biological anthropology will examine a series of issues relevant to living in the Pacific – from connections and movements between and within the Pacific, to reproducing culture and social change, to colonialism and health issues in the Pacific.
After finishing this course, you will have a broader, more rigorous understanding of what has happened in the Pacific in the past, as well as a grasp of the complexities of the contemporary environment for Pacific peoples.
- Human colonisation of the Pacific
- Environmental change in the Pacific and how this affects people
- Migrations and movements of Pacific peoples
- Contact and colonialism
- Pacific music and migration
- Economics and politics in the Pacific
- Health issues in the contemporary Pacific
First written assignment: 1,000 words (15%)
Short library assignment (5%)
Second written assignment: 1,500-2,000 words (25%)
Participation in electronic discussions (5%)
Two-hour multi-choice exam (50%)