TANGO, SAMBA, SALSA AND SOCIETY: LATIN AMERICA THROUGH MUSIC AND FOOD
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Must have completed 60cp at 1st year level
Incompatible subjects LAS3TSS
Special conditions This subject is compulsory for students in Latin American Studies unless they take LAS3TSS in third year
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City, 2014, Week 13-21, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark
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]"
|2,500-word research essay||50|
|500-word primary document review||15|
|750-word secondary document review||25|
|Plan of major essay (500 words)||10|