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

LAS3TSS

2019

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

PrerequisitesN/A

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:

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

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:

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:

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 and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 03-09, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRalph Newmark

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 03 - 09
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on saturday during the day from week 03 to week 09 and delivered via face-to-face.

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