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Pacific Studies Minor

Hours - 15 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2023
Last Revision 6/2/2023
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts
Sponsoring Program: Pacific Studies
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities

Program Requirements

Core Requirement — 6 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisite
PAIS 105 Introduction to Pacific Studies F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 200 Recognizing Place, Purpose, and Positionality on Native Land F, W, S 3.0 PAIS 105

Electives — 9 Credits

(must take 3 credits of 300 level or above)

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit hours Prerequisite
PAIS 201 Indigenous Pacific Research Methodology F, W, S 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 220 Pacific Social Development F, W 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 250 Polynesian Dance and Performance F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 275 Pacific Wood Carving F, W, S 3.0
PAIS 320 Peace and Conflict in the Pacific F, W 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 330 Sovereignty and Self Governance in Oceania F, W 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 331 Women in Oceania Variable 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 340 Anti-Racism and Belonging: Pacific Dialogue F, W 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 375 Environmental Issues and Resource Management W, S 3.0 PAIS 105
PAIS 390R Special Topics in Pacific Studies F, W, S 3.0 PAIS 105
LANG 100/200/300 HAWN/MAOR/SAMN/TONG (Pacific Languages Only) Variable 3+
HIST 362 History of the Pacific S 3.0
HUM 301 Culture of Oceania F 3.0
IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics F 3.0 IPB 121 or permission of instructor

Additional Program Requirements

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

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in Pacific Islands studies, students will:

  1. 1. Demonstrate competence in core Pacific Studies knowledge (history, geography, language, traditions, values, arts, literature, politics, perspectives) and cultural practices (protocols, ceremonies, day-to-day lifestyles)
  2. Develop information literacy skills to evaluate and utilize primary and secondary sources, and critically analyze findings of Pacific Island Studies sources.
  3. Conduct research and develop critical thinking skills to identify resources, analyze issues, and create solutions in Oceania.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of indigenous Pacific worldviews, languages, values, and viewpoints through verbal and written expressions.