2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOAN 292 - Cultures of the Pacific

The societies and cultures of the islands of New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are examined. We give special attention to the human colonization of the islands of Oceania; male cults and gender relations in New Guinea; relationships between humans and the environment of various islands; the Polynesian cultures of Hawaii and Rapa Nui (Easter Island); and the historic role of the United States in the coral atolls of Micronesia.