CUBA: THE SPECIAL PERIOD

SPA2CSP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine a number of issues central to the sociopolitical, economic and cultural situation of Cuba, since the declaration of the Special Period (1990). These issues will include: the socio-economic crisis; economic reform; political dissidence; jineterismo; the resurgence of racism; Cuban music; religion; homosexuality; and literature. A multidisciplinary approach will be used, drawing from disciplines such as literary studies, history and sociology. This subject is offered primarily in Spanish; but also in English if students from other disciplines enrol.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA2003 or SPA2004 or SPA3006 or DST1DEV or equivalent or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAS2CSP, LAS3CSP, SPA3CSP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered primarily in Spanish but it will also be offered in English if students from other disciplines enrol.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. In a team, present orally a properly referenced talk to frame a line of argument about an aspect of Cuba in the Special Period.

Activities:
Group oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Write an individual essay using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of Cuba in the Special Period.

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

03. Write brief texts that demonstrate a deep knowledge of specific socio-cultural aspects of Cuba in the Special Period.

Activities:
Four 30-minute tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 30-minute class tests (1,600-word equivalent)40 03
Group oral presentation (800-word equivalent)20 01
One essay (1,600-word equivalent)40 02