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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.
|Paper title||Contemporary Pacific Island Issues|
|Subject||Pacific Islands Studies|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PACI 101 or 36 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
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- More information link
- View more information on the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
100% Internally Assessed
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete 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