Pacific History: Pre-colonial Power Struggles in Western Polynesia

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pacific History: Pre-colonial Power Struggles in Western Polynesia

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    History, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    HY101 and HY102

  • 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

    The course examines change and continuity in indigenous struggles for political paramountcy in Fiji, Tonga and Samoa prior to colonial presence. What was the nature of the struggles and why did they divest control to foreign powers? The story ends with the loss of power and imposition of European-Islander indirect rule

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