Pacific Islands Studies (PACS)
School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies
PACS 371 Literature of the Pacific (3) Basic concepts and representative texts for the study of the literature of the Pacific, including Pacific voyagers and contemporary writings in English by Pacific Islanders. Pre: any two of the following: 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257; second may be taken concurrently; or consent. (Cross-listed as ENG 371)
PACS 399 Directed Research (V)
PACS 462 Drama and Theatre of Oceania (3) Survey of the contemporary drama and theatre of Oceania that combines island and Western traditions. Includes Papua New Guinea, Hawai'i, Fiji, Samoa, Australia, New Zealand. Pre: ANTH 350 or THEA 101, or consent. (Cross-listed as THEA 462)
PACS 491 The Contemporary Pacific (3) Examination of critical issues in the contemporary Pacific.
PACS 492 Topics in Pacific Islands Studies (3) Repeatable. Pre: 391, 392, 393, or 491.
PACS 495 Encountering Tourism in Asian-Pacific Societies (3)
A critical examination of a wide spectrum of issues relating to the evolution and current impact of tourism on contemporary Asian and Pacific Islands societies. Topics include colonial antecedents, social impacts, cultural and environmental concerns, case studies (including Hawai'i). Pre: ASAN 201 or ASAN 202, or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 495)
PACS 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.
PACS 690 Graduate Seminar: Change in the Pacific (3) Interrelationship of change in selected Pacific Islands regions, institutions, and processes. Pre: consent.
PACS 691 Approaches to Pacific Islands Studies (3) Introduction to Pacific Islands studies as an interdisciplinary field of research and scholarship.
PACS 692 Research Materials and Design (3) Research materials and methods in Pacific Islands studies. Pre: 691 or consent.
PACS 693 Cultural Identities (3) (2.5-hr Seminar) Comparative study of cultural identities in the United States and Pacific Islands. Pre: 480 or ENG 480, or consent.
PACS 699 Directed Reading and Research (V)
PACS 700 Thesis Research (V)
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