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(PAIS 330) Sovereignty and Self Governance in Oceania

The course is to familiarize the students with the legal systems in Oceania. Emphasis in this class will be given to historical legal systems and their development, including political status.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites PAIS 105
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Pacific Studies (BA), Pacific Studies Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Students will understand the theory, philosophy, role, and ramifications of multiple types of law and its institutions.
  2. Proficiency in legal analysis, reasoning, problem solving; oral and written communication; legal research.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical pathways towards individualized political status categories and types of self-governance.
  4. Promote the development of students' critical thinking skills and other intellectual tools that will serve their life-long learning needs and enable them to provide leadership in law through contributions in research and practice.
  5. Understand and respect law as a social institution in the context of a diverse state with a unique and important histories.
  6. Recognize our global connectedness, especially to the Asia and Pacific regions.