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PACI101 Pacific Societies

An introduction to selected Pacific societies in traditional and contemporary contexts, with a focus on indigenous perspectives.

The paper will provide a basic understanding of issues and themes pertaining to Pacific Societies, such as pre-history, traditional history, language, leadership, gender roles, colonisation, migration and identity. Students will be introduced to particular Pacific Societies using case studies focusing on selected themes - such as land, environment, religion, colonisation and post-colonial issues, such as modern political change and urbanisation - as well as examining political, economic, social and cultural issues in traditional and contemporary contexts.

Paper title Pacific Societies
Paper code PACI101
Subject Pacific Islands Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact
alumita.durutalo@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Alumita Durutalo
Paper Structure
This paper will look at selected topics presented in two 50-minute lectures each week, with discussions of the associated readings and issues at weekly small class tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
  • Internal Assessment 50%
  • Final Examination 50%
Textbooks
Readings will be advised in the course outline, which will be available at the first lecture and online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Pacific Societies and an understanding of their development since human settlement of the Pacific
  • Demonstrate some insight into Pacific Societies from an indigenous perspective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of political, social and cultural issues in Pacific Societies, both in traditional and contemporary contexts

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
T3 Thursday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to selected Pacific societies in traditional and contemporary contexts, with a focus on indigenous perspectives.

The paper will provide a basic understanding of issues and themes pertaining to Pacific Societies, such as pre-history, traditional history, language, leadership, gender roles, colonisation, migration and identity. Students will be introduced to particular Pacific Societies using case studies focusing on selected themes - such as land, environment, religion, colonisation and post-colonial issues, such as modern political change and urbanisation - as well as examining political, economic, social and cultural issues in traditional and contemporary contexts.

Paper title Pacific Societies
Paper code PACI101
Subject Pacific Islands Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Contact
alumita.durutalo@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Alumita Durutalo
Paper Structure
This paper will look at selected topics presented in two 50-minute lectures each week, with discussions of the associated readings and issues at weekly small class tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
  • Internal Assessment 50%
  • Final Examination 50%
Textbooks
Readings will be advised in the course outline, which will be available at the first lecture and online.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this paper, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Pacific Societies and an understanding of their development since human settlement of the Pacific
  • Demonstrate some insight into Pacific Societies from an indigenous perspective
  • Demonstrate an understanding of political, social and cultural issues in Pacific Societies, both in traditional and contemporary contexts

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
T3 Thursday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41