Globalisation and Popular Culture in the Pacific

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Globalisation and Popular Culture in the Pacific

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PASI 101 and 20 approved points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Do popular cultures matter? Why? How might they be important for learning about Pacific places and peoples? In this course, students examine processes of globalisation in the Pacific and analyse the relationship of popular cultures to global flows of capital, information, resources, and people.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. understand key processes of globalisation.
    2. understand key theories of popular culture.
    3. demonstrate in oral and written form that you can apply your understanding of key
    processes of globalisation and key theories of popular culture to examples of popular
    culture in the Pacific region.
    4. construct convincing written arguments theorising, in your own words, the significance of a
    particular example of Pacific popular culture in the context of globalisation.

    Assessment
    Blackboard discussion posts- 18%
    Class test- 18%
    2000 word essay- 20%
    Tutorial Seminar presentation- 9%
    Final Examination- 35%

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