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Pacific Island Studies Minor

Hours - 15 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2017
Last Revised 7/23/2020

Program Requirements


Required Courses — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Islands Studies F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 300 Framing the Cultures of Oceania F, W, S 3.0


Electives — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
PAIS 101 Oceanic Perspective: Academic and Career Development F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 250 Polynesian Dancing and Performance F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 275 Pacific Woodcarving F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 375 Environmental Issues and Resource Management W, S 3.0
PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Islands Studies Variable 3.0
ANTH 105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology F, W, S 3.0
ANTH 210 Contemporary Pacific F 3.0
BIOL 204/L Pacific Natural History/Lab S 4.0
ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures W 3.0
GEOG 471 Geography of the Pacific S 3.0
HIST 250 or
HIST 252
History of Eastern Oceania or
History of Western Oceania
W - even years
W - odd years
3.0
HUM 301 Culture of Oceania W 3.0
HWST 301 Contemporary Hawaii F 3.0
HWST 312 Malama ‘Aina – Land Responsibility F, W, S 3.0
LANG/WLNG 200/300 SAMN, TONG, MAOR, or HAWN or WORLD LANG (Pacific Languages Only) Variable 3.0 - 4.0
MUSC 242R Polynesian Music Ensemble Variable 1.0
OCEN 201 Oceanography and Marine Science F, W, S 3.0
REL 345 Church History in the Pacific Variable 2.0
POSC 322 Oceanic Governments and Politics W 3.0


All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.


    Program Outcomes

    Forthcoming