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PRLS 7420X Puerto Rican and Latino/a Communities in Urban Areas

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PR&LS 770.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Historical overview of the social, political, cultural, and organizational development of Puerto Rican communities set within the broader context of Latino/a history in the United States. Population and demographic distribution in urban areas. The significance of the New York Puerto Rican community. Analysis and evaluation of institutions created by Puerto Ricans and other Latino/as; impact on mainstream culture. Interdisciplinary and intergenerational perspectives. Independent community study project.

Prerequisite: At least 3 graduate credits in social sciences or humanities or permission of the chairperson.


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