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

LAS3TSS

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 60cp of 1st year level subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' lines of arguments in relation to visual materials, placing the arguments and the sources in their contexts.

Activities:
Primary and Secondary document reviews and possibly the Major research essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and as modelled in lectures.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence, and schools of thought on a history topic.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Identify some ways historians show continuity and change the contexts in a past.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Identify some ways historians use the present to shape their interpretations of the past.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Investigate aspects of the historiography on a historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres.

Activities:
Major research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Present a properly referenced essay plan using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past.

Activities:
Plan on proposed major essay and its thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

08. Write properly-referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past, including a bibliography.

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size80

Enrolment information Room capacity limited to 80 First in best dressed. Option for some extra based on need.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 6.0 hours workshop other recurrence on saturday during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"5 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 11, Saturday March 21 to Saturday May 2 (2 weeks before Easter and 3 Weeks after Easter). Hours 10am - 5pm (1pm-2pm lunch)."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,500-word research essay" It will be: Mandatory for 3rd year students to devise their own major essay topic, it must be prefaced by a 100 word abstract and also have an annotated bibliography."50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
500-word primary document review15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
750-word secondary document review25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Plan of major essay (equivalent to 500 words)10 02, 07