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PACI201 Contemporary Pacific Island Issues

Contemporary social, political and economic issues affecting peoples living in the Pacific region. Focus on urbanisation, land, poverty, climate change and social issues.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to understand viewpoints of Pacific peoples on a range of contemporary issues. The paper serves as a critical examination of contemporary social, political, environmental and economic issues affecting Pacific peoples living in the vast Oceanic region known as the Pacific. There will be a focus on issues of urbanisation, land, environment, poverty and social and governmental change. How people, communities, governments and donors respond to change will be a particular focus of the paper.

Paper title Contemporary Pacific Island Issues
Paper code PACI201
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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Prerequisite
PACI 101 or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
maori.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau
Paper Structure
  • Internal assessment 50%
  • Final Examination 50%
Textbooks
Key readings will be scanned and placed on Blackboard. There is no printed course reader, although you may find readers from previous years useful. There will also be other suggestions for readings that you can consult online. Students are encouraged to read as widely as possible.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students on the completion of this paper will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues affecting Pacific peoples
  • Compare and contrast different viewpoints and responses in relation to the stated course objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research skills through a range of media, such as research reports, oral communication tasks, tutorial discussion and essay writing

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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 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
T2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Contemporary social, political and economic issues affecting peoples living in the Pacific region. Focus on urbanisation, land, poverty, climate change and social issues.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to understand viewpoints of Pacific peoples on a range of contemporary issues. The paper serves as a critical examination of contemporary social, political, environmental and economic issues affecting Pacific peoples living in the vast Oceanic region known as the Pacific. There will be a focus on issues of urbanisation, land, environment, poverty and social and governmental change. How people, communities, governments and donors respond to change will be a particular focus of the paper.

Paper title Contemporary Pacific Island Issues
Paper code PACI201
Subject Pacific Islands Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
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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Prerequisite
PACI 101 or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
maori.studies@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Jenny Bryant-Tokalau
Paper Structure
  • Internal assessment 50%
  • Final Examination 50%
Textbooks
Key readings will be scanned and placed on Blackboard. There is no printed course reader, although you may find readers from previous years useful. There will also be other suggestions for readings that you can consult online. Students are encouraged to read as widely as possible.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students on the completion of this paper will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues affecting Pacific peoples
  • Compare and contrast different viewpoints and responses in relation to the stated course objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research skills through a range of media, such as research reports, oral communication tasks, tutorial discussion and essay writing

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

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