LaTrobe-Latin America Today

Subject 673-327 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 3-hour lecture/seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Successful completion of Spanish 1 at an Advanced or Intermediate level or approval of the subject coordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ana Maria Ducasse

Subject Overview:

This subject is an introduction to the historical, political, and cultural realities of countries of Latin America. Attention will focus on such topics as the problematical relations between history, testimony and fiction; relations between Latin American countries and zones; the United States, Europe and other relevant areas; and class, race and gender issues. In relation to these facets of Latin America, a range of written and audio-visual material will be studied.

Objectives: .

A 15-minute oral presentation 20% and two 2000-word essays 80%. For 3rd-year students greater achievement of discipline specific skills in their written work and a longer presentation will be expected.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • enhanced analytical skills;

  • enhanced observational skills;

  • enhanced communication skills.

  • enhanced critical skills.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.

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