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Study Pacific Islands Studies at Otago

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Overview

Pacific Islands Studies is taught across several departments. Papers are chosen for their coverage of topics such as Pacific prehistory, Pacific people's issues, Pacific history, Pacific religion and church history, Pacific art history, intercultural film and media studies, as well as Māori culture and history.

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Contact details

Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/pacificislandsstudies

Email: maori-studies@otago.ac.nz

Qualifications

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Pacific Islands Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

One of ANTH 103, ANTH 105, MAOR 102, MFCO 102, PACI 102, PACI 103

18

18

200-level

PACI 201 Tagata Pasifika

ARCH 204 Pacific Archaeology

One of ANTH 205, GEOG 278, HIST 208, MAOR 207, MFCO 212, MUSI 228, PACI 210, or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

18

18

18

300-level

PACI 301 Gafa o Tagata Pasifika

Three of ANTH 316, GEOG 378, HIST 337, MAOR 307, MUSI 328, PACI 310, or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

18

54

 

198 further points; must include 54 further points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

 

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Pacific Islands Studies

Papers
  • PACI 490  Dissertation; and

  • MAOR 414  He Pūkōrero - Theory and Research Methodologies; and

  • Two further 400-level papers, including at least one PACI or PACX paper, from
    ANTH 416  Anthropology and Development
    ENGL 478  A Topic in Post-Colonial Literatures
    HIST 408  Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific
    MAOR 407 or MAOX 407  Presenting Pacific Histories
    PACI 401  Tinā Pasifika  or PACX 401  Polynesian Women
    PACI 402  Resource Conservation and Management in the Pacific
    PACX 410  Special Topic
    POLS 419  Conflicts, Crises and NZ Foreign Policy in the Pacific
    or other approved papers relevant to Pacific Islands

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Pacific Islands Studies

Papers

PACI 490

MAOR 414

and two further 400-level papers, including at least one PACI or PASX paper, from:
ANTH 416, ENGL 478, HIST 408, MAOR 407 or MAOX 407, PACI 401 or PACX 401, PACI 402, PACX 410, POLS 419 or other approved papers relevant to the Pacific Islands.

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Minor Subject Requirements

Pacific Islands Studies as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

One of ANTH 103, ANTH 105, MAOR 102, MFCO 102, PACI 102, PACI 103

18

18

200-level

Two of ANTH 205, ARCH 204, GEOG 278, HIST 208, MAOR 207, MFCO 212, MUSI 228, PACI 201, PACI 210, or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

36
300-level

One of ANTH 316, GEOG 378, HIST 337, MAOR 307MUSI 328, PACI 301, PACI 310 or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

18
Total 90

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