Introduction to Pacific Studies
This course provides an introduction to the discipline of Pacific Studies, using indigenous ways of knowing as a framework for the expression and understanding of Pacific cultures. Topics covered include languages, identities, indigenous epistemologies, visual and performing arts, history and health and wellbeing.
This course is the main portal into Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, and most students' first taste of Pacific Studies. The course is designed with these students in mind, both to showcase, and to introduce Pacific studies. The aims of this course are introductory:
· To introduce you to the fundamental elements of the Pacific.
· To introduce you to the fundamental elements of Pacific Studies as a means of inquiry and knowledge.
Lecturer(s) Dr Patrick Thomsen
Readings will be available through CANVAS/Talis
Coursework + exam
PACIFIC 100: 15 points