PRLS 3330 Overcoming Divisions and Dictatorships: The Dominican Republic
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PR&LS 33.
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3 hours, 3 credits
The role of race, dictatorship, U.S. influence, and transnationalism in shaping the Dominican Republic will be examined. An interdisciplinary approach to depict trends, processes, and current issues in the Dominican Republic will be used. Topics include: slavery, racism, Haitian intervention, independence, plantation economy, Caudillos, U.S. intervention, neocolonialism, Trujillo, political exile, Bosch, globalization, labor and entrepreneurship, transmigration and transnationalism.