CUBA AND ITS REVOLUTIONS, 1895 - 2017

LAS3CUB

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject combines the study of Cuban history with summer-semester travel to Cuba. Students in this subject examine the origins of: the revolutionary war for independence from Spain (1895-1898); the abortive political revolution of 1933; and the Cuban Revolution 1959-2017. As we explore Havana and Cuba, students examine nine key themes and eras in Cuban history: the 1895-1898 Independence War and the beginnings of US military; political and economic intervention; the abortive 1933 revolution; the urban and guerrilla war against the Batista regime (1952-1959); Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; women and the Cuban Revolution; land reform and literacy campaigns; film and revolution; US responses to the Revolution; the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union; and the normalization of Cuban-U.S relations (2014-present).

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolling in this travel-&-study subject in Cuba need to have completed a second-year subject in any one subject in either Anthropology, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Politics, Sociology or Spanish.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrol in this subject just like any other La Trobe subject, but they must also register their interest with the travel provider, Australians Studying Abroad and with the subject coordinator, Adrian Jones. Participants may also qualify for a LTU Study-Abroad subsidy and/or for OS-FEE-HELP.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Cuba Reader: History, Culture, PoliticsPrescribedAviva Chomsky, Pamela Maria Smorkaloff, Barry CarrDuke University Press
ReadingsCuba between Reform and RevolutionPrescribedLouis PerezOxford University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Lectures, Talks, Tutorials, Travel experiences and conversations, Essays, and a drawing or photomontage.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.

Activities:
Lectures, Talks, Tutorials, Travel experiences and conversations, Essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. KNOWLEDGE: Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
Lectures, Talks, Tutorials, Travel experiences and conversations, Essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. COMMUNICATION: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Lectures, Talks, Tutorials, Essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. ANALYSIS: Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Lectures, Talks, Tutorials, Travel experiences and conversations, Essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

06. REFLECTION: Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
Talks, Tutorials, Travel experiences and conversations, Essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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