SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
Section: 002 Transforming America: Immigrants Then and Now
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Other:
Honors, FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology concentration plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

That America is a nation of immigrants is one of the most common yet truest statements. In this course we will survey a vast range of the American immigrant experience: that of the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans, Koreans, and Japanese. Immigration to America can be broadly understood as consisting of four major waves: the first one, that which consisted of Northwest Europeans who immigrated up to the mid-19th century; the second one, that which consisted of Southern and Eastern Europeans at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th; the third one, the movement from the South to the North of Black Americans and Mexicans precipitated by two World Wars; and the fourth one, from 1965 on, is still ongoing in the present, of immigrants mostly from Latin America and Asia. At all times, our effort will be to understand the immigrant past of these ethnic groups, both for what it tells us about the past as well as their present and possible future.

Course requirements: The written requirements for this class consist of two written, in-class exams (one essay and some short answers) plus a book review (about 8 pages long) of a social science book on an immigrant/ethnic/racial group of the student’s choice.

SOC 105 - First Year Seminar in Sociology
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only 1st-yr students, including those with soph std, may register.
002 (SEM)
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13194
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
003 (SEM)
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22035
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2MCSP Y1
 
2Enrollment Management
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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