1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

ANTH 3685

Course Name: 
Austronesia: World of Islands
Career: 
Undergraduate
Units: 
3.00

Languages of the Austronesian faily are found from Madagascar through the archipelago of Southeast Asia, and across the vast Pacific. It is a world of islands. Being part of no continent, Austronesia is all but invisible. We approach this hidden world by seeing oceans instead of continents. In doing so, we learn about the migrations of its people, their diverse historical experiences, and the resulting extraordinary range of cultures.