Ocean Governance and Policy

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ocean Governance and Policy

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Government, Marine Biology, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MS205

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course examines ocean governance and policy at the international, regional and national levels with an emphasis of practice in the Pacific Islands region. Emerging issues in the maritime sector, the role of institutions in the management of marine living resources and the principles behind the management of non-living resources are examples of topics addressed. Students and practitioners alike will benefit and be able to develop policy and plans consistent with laws, guide implementation and promote responsible ocean governance.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.