Globalisation and Contemporary Pacific Societies

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Globalisation and Contemporary Pacific Societies

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Pacific Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course examines some significant sociological issues relating to the changes and adaptations of contemporary Pacific societies in the face of globalisation. Some of these issues relate to socio-cultural transformation, cyberspace culture, workplace relations, social mobility, international crime and good governance. How do these issues manifest themselves and how do Pacific societies respond to them? What are some of their impacts on people`s behaviour and perception? The course is geared towards helping students to develop analytical skills to analyse the issues critically. The pertinence and relevance of the issues dealt with makes the course appropriate not only for sociology students but also for those from other disciplines and faculties.

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