Pacific in a Changing World Order

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pacific in a Changing World Order

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Pacific Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PL101 or HP101 or HP100 and HP102 or HP100 and HP105

  • 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

    This course explores the relationship between the Pacific island states and the wider world. It looks at how changes in that wider world, both material and conceptual, have influenced developments in the region from the period of European exploration to the present. It discusses the political impact of the 'two waves of globalisation' and examines the experience of Pacific island peoples and governments in asserting their interests globally and regionally.

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.