At undergraduate level, Pacific Studies minor courses explore the navigation and settlement of the Pacific Ocean, including first settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand, the history behind their migration, and the development of various, unique cultures across the region. You will also learn about modern day issues of politics and security between the islands and Aotearoa as we enter the ‘century of the Pacific’.
Students will have access to UC’s extensive collection of Aotearoa and Pacific literature housed in the Macmillan Brown Library. Developed from the personal library of John Macmillan Brown, a distinguished academic on Pacific Studies, the library contains original works from the 18th and early 19th centuries covering history from Aotearoa and the Pacific region, including literature, manuscripts, photographs, and artworks.
UC offers a minor in Pacific Studies as part of the Bachelor of Arts.
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