Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this historically based Latin American Studies subject, students address the discovery and conquest of the Americas as a turning point in history. The New World and its defeated indigenous people were transformed to such a degree that today we have to painstakingly piece together what life was like in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus and the wholesale destruction and plunder of the continent. In this subject students study the Aztecs and Maya of Mexico and the Incas of Peru both before and after the conquest.

FacultyFaculty 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

Prerequisites Must have completed 120cp at 1st year level or requires coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects LAS3CAM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Week 02-07, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 02 - 07
One 6.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 02 to week 07 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 3, Saturday January 11 - Saturday February 15. Hours 10am -5pm [1pm-2pm lunch], Students then have 4 weeks to hand in their major essay."


Assessment elementComments%
One 2,500-word essay50
One 500-word primary document review15
One 750 word secondary document review25
Plan of major essay(equivalent to 500 words)10