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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will look at how the Caribbean became a major theatre of contestation between the great maritime empires and saw Jamaica become the centre of British piracy. But the importance of Jamaica goes well beyond this colourful past. In the 20th and 21st centuries this little island has become a cultural powerhouse. Reggae and its musical derivatives emerged as the sound of global resistance from South Africa to East Timor and for Indigenous Australians, Maoris and even African-Brazilians.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNatalie Araujo

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesMajor research essay and Primary and Secondary document reviews

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsHIS2JAC OR HIS3JAC OR LAS3JAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' lines of arguments in relation to visual materials, placing the arguments and the sources in their contexts.
02. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and as modelled in lectures.
03. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on a history topic.
04. Identify some ways historians show continuity and change the contexts in a past.
05. Identify some ways historians use the present to shape their interpretations of the past.
06. Investigate aspects of the historiography on a historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres.
07. Write properly-referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past, including an annotated bibliography .

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