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People and Culture of Pacific Islands
PAC ISLE CUL
CLASS CODE: INTST 346 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A comprehensive examination of the people and culture of the Pacific Islands. Topics ranging from geographical/historical roots to modern social and economic patterns, including art, political systems, social organizations, family structure and religious practices will be studied.
TAUGHT: Upon Request
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A comprehensive examination of the people and culture of the Pacific Islands. Topics ranging from geographical/historical roots to modern social and economic patterns, including art, political systems, social organizations, family structure and religious practices will be studied.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Examine the government structure, politics, economics, and history of the countries of Pacific Islands.
2. Examine and compare the cultural characteristics of the countries of Pacific Islands.
3. Examine and discuss the current issues in the countries of Pacific Islands.
4. Appreciate, understand, and be open to cultural differences and varying worldviews of different peoples, through study and discussions of this region.
REQUIREMENTS: Teaching methods include lectures, readings and class discussions. Tests will be used to assess student progress.
Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003