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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine a number of issues central to the socio-political, economic and cultural situation of Cuba, since the declaration of the Special Period (1990). These issues will include: the socio-economic crisis; economic reform; political dissidence; jineterismo; the resurgence of racism; Cuban music; religion; homosexuality; and literature. A multidisciplinary approach will be used, drawing from disciplines such as literary studies, history and sociology. This subject is offered primarily in Spanish; but also in English if students from other disciplines enrol.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLaura Tolton Seabra

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SPA2003 or SPA2004 or SPA3006 or DST1DEV or equivalent or coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsSPA3CSP OR LAS3CSP OR LAS2CSP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is offered primarily in Spanish but it will also be offered in English if students from other disciplines enrol.

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. In a team, present orally a properly referenced talk to frame a line of argument about an aspect of Cuba in the Special Period.
02. Write an individual essay using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of Cuba in the Special Period.
03. Write brief texts that demonstrate a deep knowledge of specific socio-cultural aspects of Cuba in the Special Period.

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