PACIFIC 100G Introduction to Pacific Studies

PACIFIC 100G | BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester One 2023 | City Campus | 15 points


Introduces students to the discipline of Pacific Studies, framed by Pacific ways of knowing and doing and the expression and understanding of Pacific cultures. Topics covered include: health and wellbeing, ethnic and gender identities, spirituality, history, politics, sports and society, languages, performing arts, leadership and innovation and sustainability.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • Understand the fundamental elements of the Pacific
  • Have been introduced to Pacific Studies as a means of inquiry and knowledge

Student Feedback

'A great interdisciplinary course which taught us more than just Pacific studies.'

'A truly enlightening and highly educational course concerning all the contemporary critical issues affecting the Pacific peoples and their responses to these issues.'

'The tutorials provided a friendly space where we could learn collectively and revise knowledge from each module. I appreciated the way we broke down each topic within the module in groups and produced answers at the end of the tutorial which supplemented our notes.'

'Having a familiar environment really helped me learn better. Being around brown potential provided me with the encouragement to work for brown success. To succeed and become a social marker for my family as well as my South Auckland community.'

'Having many guest lecturers (who are esteemed academics in the individual lecture topics) provided us with an in depth understanding of Pacific Studies as a whole.'

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