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CULTURE AND HISTORY OF OCEANIA
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Pacific Island Environmental & Community Health–Australia & Solomon Islands'
UC Course SubjectAnthropology
History
Geography
Number & Suffix: 113
Full UC Title: CULTURE AND HISTORY OF OCEANIA 
Transcript Title: CULTR&HIST/OCEANIA 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the peoples of the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific, with a focus on Melanesia. Addressing ecosystem and environmental health issues requires a sound knowledge of the social, historical, economic, and political factors that have informed contemporary life-ways. Drawing on a wide range of ethnographic and historical sources and working at the intersections of anthropology, human geography, political science, and development studies, this course provides a critical overview of many of the myriad factors that have shaped human-environment relations and well-being in the Pacific, both past and present. Topics include socio-cultural and historical particulars; kinship and personhood; missionisation and colonialism; the role(s) of chiefs [Jif], church [Lotu/Jois], and custom [kastom] in shaping contemporary life; regional and local economics; cultural heritage; "traditional" resource use and governance; post-Independence development initiatives with a focus on marine conservation; and local perceptions of environmental change. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CULTURE AND HISTORY OF OCEANIA 
Partner University Department:  
Partner University Course Number: ASIP003