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|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
- Schedule C
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- Teaching staff
Dr Frances Steel
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- 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