Faculty of Arts


PACIFIC 313

Pacific Wellbeing: Empowering Dimensions


Description

This course examines Pacific wellbeing and its impact in contributing to the overall positive wellbeing of Pacific families and communities (i.e., via Pacific languages, traditions, mental wellbeing, positive psychology, youth development and education). 

Students will benefit from insight into theoretical underpinnings and research-informed teaching by exploring definitions of what comprises Pacific wellbeing and its relationship to Pacific ways of knowing and being. It involves an introduction of cultural concepts, models, practices and worldviews that have contributed to the positive overall wellbeing of Pacific peoples across the Pacific region.

The aims are:

  • To provide a detailed and critical exploration of relevant theory and research which are important to aspects of overall Pacific wellbeing
  • To promote an holistic, culturally Pacific-infused and critical appreciation for Pacific wellbeing and both traditional and contemporary realities therein
  • To critically explore ways in which cultural concepts, models, practices and worldviews may be applied to Pacific wellbeing in real world settings and implications

Availability 2020

Not offered in 2020; planned for 2021

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

PACIFIC 313: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points passed at Stage II

Restrictions

PACIFIC 213


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