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HIST231 Special Topic: An Introduction to Pacific History

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A history of the Pacific, from first human settlement to the late twentieth century.

This paper surveys the history of the Pacific, from first human settlement to the late twentieth century. Key themes include maritime explorations, cross-cultural encounters, colonial rule and political, social and environmental change. It follows the movement and exchange of people, things and ideas - between islands, with nations on the ocean's rim and with the wider world.

Paper title Special Topic: An Introduction to Pacific History
Paper code HIST231
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
history.arthistory@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Frances Steel

Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper students will have

  • Demonstrated a foundational understanding of the historical processes and influences shaping the Pacific region
  • Developed an appreciation of the diversity and range of historical experience of particular cultures and groups of people across the Pacific
  • Demonstrated an ability to evaluate the changing approaches to the construction and writing of Pacific history

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 30-31, 33, 36-38
T2 Thursday 13:00-13:50 30-31, 33, 36-38

A history of the Pacific, from first human settlement to the late twentieth century.

The Pacific Ocean encompasses one-third of the earth’s surface, and more than one-third of humanity lives on its shores and islands. This paper explores the diverse histories of the Pacific by following the movement of people, things and ideas - between islands, with nations on the ocean’s rim and with the wider world. Key themes include maritime explorations, cross-cultural encounters, colonial rule and political, social and environmental change.

Paper title Special Topic: An Introduction to Pacific History
Paper code HIST231
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

Dr Frances Steel - frances.steel@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Frances Steel

Textbooks
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Course outline

Available via Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper students will have

  • Demonstrated a foundational understanding of the historical processes and influences shaping the Pacific region
  • Developed an appreciation of the diversity and range of historical experience of particular cultures and groups of people across the Pacific
  • Demonstrated an ability to evaluate the changing approaches to the construction and writing of Pacific history

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

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

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 30-31, 33, 36-38
T2 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30-31, 33, 36-38