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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 108                                    
Course Title: Puerto Rican Literature: Criminal Justice Themes in the Essay, Short Story, and Novel
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The study of Puerto Rican literature as a mode for understanding the cultural, social, and economic matrix of crime and punishment. Insights about the Puerto Rican law offender and gang member will be traced through the study of literary works by Puerto Ricans in the United States, such as Piri Thomas and Humberto Cintron.

Prerequisite: An understanding of spoken SPA is required.
Start Date:    12/15/2009                         End Date: