Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

PACI305 Peace and Conflict in the Pacific

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a selection of on-campus papers will be made available via distance and online learning for eligible students.
Find out which papers are available and how to apply on our COVID-19 website

Examines conflict issues in the Pacific from a peace and conflict perspective, discussing these conflicts through three types of violence – direct violence, cultural violence and structural violence.

This paper examines conflict issues in the Pacific from a peace and conflict perspective, discussing these conflicts through three types of violence – direct violence, cultural violence and structural violence.

Paper title Peace and Conflict in the Pacific
Paper code PACI305
Subject Pacific Islands Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (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.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
18 200-level PACI points (may be substituted with ANTH, GEND, GEOG, HIST, INDV, MAOR or MFCO, contact the Department to discuss)
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited with PACI 310 completed in 2019 and 2021.
Contact

michael.ligaliga@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Fusi Ligaliga

Paper Structure

The paper is examines conflicts in Melanesia, Polynesia and contemporary issues impacting the Pacific.

Textbooks

All readings will be provided on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Communication, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Define and recognize the different conflicts in the Pacific region
  • Demonstrate an expanded understanding of the causes of conflicts in the Pacific and their respective reconciliation processes
  • Identify and relate key contributors and causes of the conflicts in the Pacific to current social, political and economic factors in the Pacific
  • Identify the strengths as well as potential weaknesses or inconsistencies in the literature and discussion on conflicts in the Pacific, through arguments and analysis
  • Articulate verbally the causes of conflicts in the Pacific as well as their reconciliation processes
  • Research and critically examine conflicts in the Pacific and reconciliations processes

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22