PUERTO RICO IN THE 20TH CENTURY: HISTORY AND LITERATURE
2020 Summer Term
Interdiscpl Std- Rock County 290
The first part to this course is an eight-week study via D2L where students will read, discuss & write essays regarding the American colonization of Puerto Rico after 1898. Puerto Rico has a rich history based in multi-racial, Hispanic speaking population. By exploring the history & Lit. of this locale, students can obtain a better underst&ing about the response of a people who struggle to retain an older, traditional identity while being forcibly incorporated into a different culture. The second part of the course is a ten-day trip to PR after the D2L portion. Upon return, students will write responses to the visit & relate what they have seen to the literary & historical themes present in the D2L portion of the class.
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