Credit points: 30

Subject outline

You can choose one of two study tours offered under this code: (1) "When the levee breaks": New Orleans and the Mississippi (2) Sicily through the Ages. Please note that these tours run at different times and incur additional fees. For details information on any of the study tours, email the subject coordinator.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites For both BA or non-BA students: at least 60 Credit Points of Year 2 (second-year) subjects, or else with subject coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNo-interest indexed OS-FEE-HELP loans and a La Trobe Study Abroad subsidy may be available. You need to ensure your own eligibility. Different travel and study subjects operate at different times throughout the year, and only at one time in the year. Check the timetable. Students enrol in these subjects in the normal way, and pay the normal higher education contribution fee. Students also pay an extra fee for these subjects to cover their additional cost of travel, accommodation, some meals, and some entrances to galleries and museums. Students can opt to take out a no-interest indexed loan to cover these additional costs through the Commonwealth OS-FEE-HELP scheme. La Trobe's Global Lounge has full details.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Development of research capabilities through the presentation of their knowledge about selected topics which relate to the themes of the field trip.
02. Development of capabilities to encounter and revise perspectives on a topic or topics by combining research with knowledge of sites, performances, experiences and places.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 11-45, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaul Sanchez-Urribarri

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 24 - 26
One 21.00 d field trip per study period during the day from week 24 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Anticipated dates"

Seminar Week: 11 - 24
Four 3.00 h seminar every four weeks during the day from week 11 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Pre-departure monthly seminars. Detailed"

Seminar Week: 34 - 34
One 6.00 h seminar per study period during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-trip seminar. Date TBC by instance c"


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Research essay and/or fieldwork journal (5,000 words equivalent) 2 x Research essays or 1 x Research essay and 1 x fieldwork journal. The instance coordinator will determine which option of assessment will apply.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2
Oral presentation, quizzes or regular tests (7 minutes. 1,500 word equivalent) The instance coordinator will determine which option of assessment will apply.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Tour relation assessment (1,500-word equivalent) This may be a work plan, a trip agreement, a tour plan and or a review. The instance coordinator will determine which option of assessment will apply.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2