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Pacific Studies

Pacific Studies is an interdisciplinary programme which enables you to study a variety of topics relating to contemporary communities in the Pacific Islands.

Topics studied within Pacific Studies include political life, social and economic behaviour, the impact of colonisation, foreign aid, tourism and migration as well as ecological issues.

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Key information

Study Locations: Hamilton; Tauranga

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Anthropology Programme

Subject Requirements

Pacific Studies is available as a supporting subject for the BA or BSocSc. Pacific Studies may also be taken as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.



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