FROM PIRATES TO REGGAE: THE HISTORY OF JAMAICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

LAS2JAC

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will look at how the Caribbean became a major theatre of contestation between the great maritime empires and saw Jamaica become the centre of British piracy. But the importance of Jamaica goes well beyond this colourful past. In the 20th and 21st centuries this little island has become a cultural powerhouse. Reggae and its musical derivatives emerged as the sound of global resistance from South Africa to East Timor and for Indigenous Australians, Maoris and even African-Brazilians.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAS3JAC, HIS2JAC, HIS3JAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must have completed 60 1st-year credit points.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' lines of arguments in relation to visual materials, placing the arguments and the sources in their contexts.

Activities:
Primary and Secondary document reviews and possibly the Major research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and as modelled in lectures.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on a history topic.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Identify some ways historians show continuity and change the contexts in a past.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Identify some ways historians use the present to shape their interpretations of the past.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Investigate aspects of the historiography on a historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

07. Present a properly-referenced talk or multimedia project using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past.

Activities:
Short talk on proposed major essay and its thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

08. Write properly-referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past, including an annotated bibliography .

Activities:
Major research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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