BRAZIL: HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE AND THE AMAZON
Credit points: 15
Brazil now ranks with China and India as one of the great emerging powerhouses of the 21st century. In this subject students will examine Brazil's history, development and vibrant culture from prior to the conquest in 1500 to the present day. In addition, as the Amazon Basin is a vital factor in the fight against climate change, the subject will analyse the exploration, exploitation and the environment of Amazonia in terms of the ways in which the Amazon River shaped the development and history of South America, beginning with the search for El Dorado (the Land of Gold); the first attempts at settlement; the rubber boom and its consequences; and ultimately the Amazon's role as a environmental icon.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Must have completed 60cp of first year level subjects.
Incompatible subjects LAS3BRZ
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City, 2014, Week 25-30, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Enrolment information Restrictions with classroom size First in basis
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark
One 6.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 25 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"5 x 6 hour workshops held on Saturdays at the Franklin St City Campus 215 Franklin St Melbourne [opposite Queen Victoria market]. Block teaching beginning week 26, Saturday June 28- Saturday July 26. Hours 10am -5pm [1pm-2pm lunch], Students then have 4 weeks to hand in the major essay."
|500 word primary document review||15|
|750-word secondary document review||25|
|One 2,500-word research essay||50|
|Plan of major essay(500 words)||10|