Calendar SOCI3706 Pacific Development in a Global Context (1998)

Classes are held in Electrical Engineering 220 each Monday between 12pm and 3pm.

Week Date Lecture Topic Tutorial Discussion
27 July
Introductory Remarks

Film: Pacific passages (30 mins)

Introductory Remarks & planning of tutorials
3 August
The General Picture
How the Pacific has come to be what it is today
10 August
Tourism in the Pacific Islands

Film: Pacific Star (45 mins)

"The New Kind of Sugar" and growth in the Pacific: Impacts and consequences. NB: Selection of student tutorial dates
17 August
Visit the Museum of Sydney and observe how the Pacific Islands were a common feature of life here in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
24 August
AusAID: Development Matters
Student presentation (1 hour)
31 August
Colin Mellor (Sydney): Cook Islands Development
Student presentation (1 hour)
7 September
Jari Kupiainen (University of Joensuu): Doing Visual Anthro-pology in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands: Carvings, Charms & Cameras
Student presentation (1 hour)


14 September
Alan Sonter (Seventh Day Adventist Church): Seventh Day Adventist Church and Development in the South Pacific: Health and Education
Student presentation (1 hour)


21 September
John Connell (Univ. of Sydney): Bougainville: New Directions? 
Student presentation (1 hour)
Mid-Session Recess 28 September to 5 October
5 October
No Seminar. Labour Day
No student presentation
12 October
Jacqui Guy (Australian Catholic University, Sydney). Solomon Islands Health
Student presentation (1 hour)
19 October
Ellen Whippy (Sydney): Women and Domestic Violence in the Pacific
Student presentation (1 hour)

1 000 word Proposals for Final Essay due

26 October
Michael Atherton (University of Western Sydney) Sounding Oceania. Musical instruments and sound producing objects held in the Australian Museum
Student presentation (1 hour)
2 November
Jim Specht (Australian Museum): Pacific Island Artefacts (To be held at Customs House, Circular Quay)
Journal of Lecture and Tutorial Work Due
9 November
No lecture or tutorial
Final Essay Due

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