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PRLS 1001: Introduction to Puerto Rican and LatinX Studies (Ortíz-Minaya): Week 15: Gender Roles & Course Conclusions

Current week's course work schedule

Week 15:

  • "Macho Man"
  • "Do Not Forget A Woman's Place: Old World vs New Life"
  • Watch film "Gun Hill Road"
  • Caban, P. A. (2003). Moving from the margins to where? three decades of Latino/a studies
  • Reyes, H (1997). Puerto Rico: The Last Colony.
  • Editorial Board (2013, Nov. 6) Puerto Rico’s sinking economy needs help.
  • Denis, N. A (2015, Aug. 6) “Free Puerto Rico, America’s Colony,”

Readings: Week 15:

What does the Future Hold for Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican and Latinx Studies?

Guest Speaker: Antonio Nadal, Brooklyn College Professor Emeritus.

Gun Hill Road in class.

Simons, R., Small, M.-A. M., Green, R. E., Feldman, E., Swanson, S., Morales, E., Santana, H., ... Hoopla digital. (2013). Gun Hill Road. United States: Virgil Films and Entertainment.

After three years in prison, Enrique (Esai Morales) returns home to the Bronx to find the world he knew has changed. His wife, Angela (Judy Reyes), struggles to hide an emotional affair, and his teenage son, Michael (Harmony Santana), explores a sexual transformation well beyond Enrique's grasp and understanding.



Final research paper and course portfolio due