Prerequisites: Admission to PGDA or equivalent.
This course aims to enhance understanding of the challenges and prospects facing the contemporary Pacific. It will explore issues of mobility and cultural identity; changing patterns of health and disease; and environmental changes that impact human welfare and sustainable livelihoods using an interdisciplinary approach that prioritizes indigenous experiences, voices and perspectives.
Some of the readings and films will include
Finin, G. (2002). ‘Small is Viable: The Global Ebbs and Flows of a Pacific Atoll Nation’, Pacific Islands Development Series #15, East-West Centre Working Papers.
Where’s the Catch: Pacific Fisheries in Crisis –Film reviews
Offered in Semester 2
Lecturer Dr Frank Thomas
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