TANGO, SAMBA, SALSA AND SOCIETY: LATIN AMERICA THROUGH MUSIC AND FOOD

LAS2TSS

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This historically-based Latin American Studies core subject uses popular culture, in particular, music, food, and drugs to explore political, economic, social and cultural themes in Latin American history. Tango is employed to analyse Argentina, Samba to understand Brazil, and Son/Salsa to examine Cuba. The history of Latin Americans in the United States and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America are also investigated. We also will especially look at the Cold War and the globalisation of neo-liberalism and culture as well as the issues of the Mexican and Colombian Drug Wars.

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 60cp at 1st year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAS3TSS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is compulsory for students in Latin American Studies unless they take LAS3TSS in third year

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Week 13-21, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 13 - 21
One 6.0 hours workshop other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 13 to week 21 and delivered via blended.
"6 x 6 Hour Workshops held on Saturdays at the Franklin Street City Campus 215 Franklin St Melbourne [opposite Queen Victoria market] Block teaching beginning week 13, Saturday March 29; Saturday April 5, Saturday April 12, Saturday May 3, Saturday May 10, and Saturday May 17, (3 weeks before Easter and 3 Weeks after Easter) Hours 10am -5pm [1pm-2pm lunch]"

Assessments

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