The Geography of Development in the Pacific

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Geography of Development in the Pacific

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Development Studies, Geography, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (GE203 and GE2%) or (GE203 and GS2%)

  • 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 geography of social and economic development in the Pacific region, with particular emphasis on people's livelihoods. The course focusses on three geographical components of the region (Latin America, Pacific Asia and the Pacific Islands) and describes, explains and compares the highly differentiated patterns of development that exist within and between these places. This form of comparative analysis will allow the experience and prospects of the Pacific Islands to be placed within the evolving regional and global context.

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