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2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APIA 351 - Peoples and Cultures of Polynesia

Credits: (3)
This course provides an introduction to the cultures of the Polynesian Islands, from the earliest peopling to the post-colonial era. We will focus on how all Eastern Polynesian societies descended from a common ancestral culture, but how through time, with isolation and adaptation to differing island environments, each Eastern Polynesian society developed their own unique localized identity. We will end the course with a consideration of colonial encounters and the consequences for indigenous Polynesian populations, and subsequent adaptations of these societies through time, due to colonial contexts, globalization, and climate change.