his207 | undergraduate
History Of Puerto Rico
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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- Describe the results of slavery, monoculture, and Triangle Trade in Puerto Rico.
- Describe the growth of the economy and population of Puerto Rico between 1700 and 1823.
- Situate Puerto Rican history in the Age of Revolutions.
- Describe the geography and ecosystems of Boriquén.
- Compare pre-Columbian Taíno, Spanish, and African societies.
Exploration and Colonization
- Explain the colonization of Puerto Rico.
- Analyze agriculture, slavery, and the estancia system in Puerto Rico.
- Contextualize Puerto Rico in European struggles for power and wealth.
From Colonia to Territory
- Explain the transformation from a sugar-based economy to a more diverse economy.
- Summarize political transformations in Puerto Rico between the Bolivarian revolutions and the Spanish-American War.
- Analyze the exploitation of Puerto Rican resources by the American market economy.
- Summarize the evolving economic and political relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States.
- Compare potential futures of Puerto Rico as an American state, as a Commonwealth, and as an independent nation.
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