Splash Biography



JOSEPH YOUNG-PEREZ, Yale senior studying History and French.




Major: History and French Double Major

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Joseph was born in Caracas, Venezuela, to a Venezuelan mom and an American dad. He grew up in Statesboro, Georgia until he was 7, when his family moved to Fort Myers, a sunny town in Southwest Florida. Joseph has two main passions: history (he has mostly studied European and American history, but all history is fascinating) and French. He also loves literature, music, college football, and basketball.



Past Classes

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H4205: A Brief History of the Colonization of Africa in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Imagine visiting Africa -- but you're in France. Or Britain. Or Germany. How is this possible, you might be asking? Did you know that nearly all of Africa was conquered by European powers? This course will be a survey of the colonization of sub-Saharan Africa, from the formation of European colonies to independence. We'll focus on individual examples and events that are representative of the larger process of colonization. We'll cover a lot of ground; no prior exposure to African history needed. Even those who have encountered colonial history in a class before can expect to be surprised, horrified, and fascinated. Attend this class and come away with a much deeper understanding of one of the most astonishing tragedies in the history of human existence: the European colonization of Africa.


H4274: The Troubles: War and Peace in Northern Ireland in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
This class will be a brief history of the Troubles, the conflict that gripped Northern Ireland for the last 30 years of the twentieth century. The Troubles are a story of oppression, violence, destruction, passion, and hope -- an endlessly fascinating period of history. Take this class and walk away with a much deeper understanding of why violence rocked Ireland for so long and how that violence came to an end.


H4058: Empire, Agony, and Independence: The Rise and Fall of the Colonization of Africa in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Imagine visiting Africa -- but you're in France. Or Britain. Or Germany. How is this possible, you may be asking? Did you know that nearly all of Africa was conquered by European powers? This course will be a survey of the colonization of sub-Saharan Africa, from the formation of European colonies to independence. We will focus on individual examples and events that are representative of the larger process of colonization. We'll cover a lot of ground; no prior exposure to African history needed. Even those who have encountered colonial history in a class before can expect to be surprised, horrified, and fascinated. Attend this class and come away with a much deeper understanding of one of the most astonishing tragedies in the history of human existence: the European colonization of Africa.


H4060: Intro to French in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Bonjour! Have you ever wanted to learn the language of love? Then this class is for you! No prior exposure to French needed. This class will equip you with basic French skills: the alphabet, counting, and basic vocabulary. Expect a dynamic, immersive environment in which you'll be surrounded by the sounds of one of the most beautiful languages in the world. Venez, donc! Come on, then! Apprenez le fran├žais!