Surveys key forces of change in the Pacific world, from first human settlement to the nuclear age.
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.
About this paper
|An Introduction to Pacific History
|Semester 2 (On campus)
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- One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with HIST 231 taken in 2021 and 2022.
Dr Frances Steel - email@example.com
- Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Frances Steel
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
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- 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