Course Title: Pacific Studies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5001

Course Title: Pacific Studies

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Distance / Correspondence

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

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Course Description

This module has been designed specifically for students in the Pacific region of the Commonwealth.  It will allow students to explore the traditional, contemporary and possible future status of young people in the South Pacific. Students will develop insights into the  challenges and problems that exist for both young people and their communities as a reulst of rapid economic, political, social and cultural change.   It will focus on  using traditional arts and cultural skills as a tool for working with young women and men within contemporary  youth issues and as a strategy for communication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre- requisites for this module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • outline major trends in the South Pacific history and the historical issues that are critical to understanding Pacific Ialsd coutnries today
  • understnd teh curetn social, cultural, economic and possible future lives of Pacific Islanders
  • have a working knowledge of some of the different social and cultural traditions within the diverse communities of Oceania
  • understand the impact  of changing world conditions on young people in the South Pacific
  • offer an analysis of the position of young men and women in South Pacific societies and the emergence of a youth sub-culture (myth or relaity)
  • identify and disucss issues in the Pacific and the influence  of media, urban drift, homelessness, young people and the law
  • discuss potential issues and possibilities for which young people in the Pacific should prepare.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is an integral part of the work.  This is related directly to the work the students are involved.  It wil linvolv completing the  learning journal and a wirtten task.