SOC 304 - American Immigration
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

That America is a nation of immigrants is one of the most common place, yet truest of statements. In this course we will survey a vast range of the American immigrant experience: that of the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, Japanese, Blacks, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans. 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 East 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 the 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 is 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.The written requirements for this class consist of two written, in-class exams (one essay and some short answers) plus a research paper (about 20 pages long) on the immigrant/ethnic/racial history of the student’s family that links interviews with family members with some library research.

SOC 304 - American Immigration
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27817
Open
25
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
27818
Open
3
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
27819
Open
3
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
27820
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27821
Closed
0
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
27822
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
27823
Open
1
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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