HONORS 250 - Honors Social Sciences Seminar
Section: 003 Transforming America: Immigrants Then and Now
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
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Open to all Honors students.
May be elected twice for credit.
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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 experiences: 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.

HONORS 250 - Honors Social Sciences Seminar
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003 (SEM)
5LSA Hnrs Y1
4LSA Hnrs
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Meets with Sociology 105.002
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