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Title: Puerto Rico: History/Migration
Course Section Number: HIS-340-02
Department: History
Description: Course can me taken as HIS-240 or 340 work load varies. 1 History credit or Instructor Approval When the U.S. military invaded the Spanish colony of Puerto Rico in 1898, the U.S. government promised to grant it liberation from Spanish colonial rule and to respect Puerto Rico's right to political independence. Instead, Puerto Rico became an official "territorial possession" of the United States under the control of U.S. appointed governors through most of the twentieth century creating a model on the island of political and social dependence that established the United States as a global Empire. For more than a century, the United States has used the precedents established by the case of Puerto Rico to legitimate a wide range of global expansionist policies and restrictive immigration and citizenship policies. This course considers the history of Puerto Rico within the U.S. Global Empire. It examines U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico during the twentieth century, analyzes the origins and growth of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States, explores the multi-faceted causes and demographic, economic, social, and political effects of Puerto Rican migration to urban spaces in the U.S.; and considers the transnational ties between Puerto Ricans in the United States and on the Island. The course will address themes of class, race, gender, and citizenship.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Malcolm X Institute, Room 213
Faculty: Thomas, Sabrina
Requisite Courses: Prerequisite: One previous credit in History

Course Status & Cross-Listings

Cross-list Group Capacity: 15
Cross-list Group Student Count: 9
Calculated Course Status: OPEN
Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
HIS-340-02 (cross-listing)
Puerto Rico: History/Migration
OPEN History 15 3 / 6 / 0
HIS-240-02 (primary)
Puerto Rico: History/Migration
OPEN History 15 4 / 6 / 0
HSP-250-01 (cross-listing)
Puerto Rico: History/Migration
OPEN History 15 2 / 6 / 0