WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS: NEW ORLEANS AND THE MISSISSIPPI

HUS2MIS

2016

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Thissubject is designed for students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences andCommerce to undertake a structured international study tour, based in thisinstance in the cities of New Orleans, Clarksdale and Memphis. Study will focuson critical aspects of the cities and their regions # their material culturesand their history, peoples and society# through a range of case studies,fieldwork, research, practical exercises and site visits. In this delta region,students will encounter a rich cultural tapestry of peoples, food, music,literature, architecture, and visual arts. Students will be able to develop a research project that reflects their ownthematic interests and discipline#s methods while, at the same time, engagingin creative thinking, analysis and problem-solving in the richness of amulti-discipline setting.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of a first year study in any degree in ASSC (120 credit points)

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions See the entry requirements on the tour website (for 2016, http://www.asatours.com.au/tours/new-orleans-and-the-mississippi-latrobe -2016/#itinerary)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically review key elements in the story of modernity in the cities and their regions of the Mississippi River Delta.

Activities:
Research Project Plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2016, Week 14-33, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size34

Enrolment information Maximum number of students in tour Application to Study Abroad + Study Tour Company

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 14 - 33
Three 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Workshops on April 22nd, May 30th and July 26th, 2016 "

Field Trip Week: 14 - 33
One 21.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Study Tour between June 6 and June 26, 2016"

Seminar Week: 14 - 33
One 1.0 days seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Final Seminar on August 26th, 2016 (Presentation of Final Research Project)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Project Plan100 01