Special Topic: Topics in Pacific Arts
A survey of traditional Pacific art forms focusing specifically on their histories, significance and sociocultural functioning within contemporary Pacific diasporas.
Art forms covered in this course include Pacific architecture, body adornment, tapa (barkcloth), tivaevae (quilt-making), tatau (tattoo) and weaponry. This course will look at these art forms as part of dynamic living cultures within an ever changing, ever global Pacific.
Issues addressed in this course include gender, power, ritual and the impact of new technologies on notions of tradition.
Not taught in 2022
PACIFIC 308: 15 points
30 points at Stage II