AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Section: 003 Starting Over: Migration in the US
Term: WN 2018
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

How have evolving ideas of open spaces, opportunity, and the chance for a fresh start shaped movement to and within the U.S.? How have legal, economic, racial, political, and social factors encouraged and/or limited migration by different groups in U.S. history?

In order to answer these questions, we will examine key moments in migration history in the U.S., including westward expansion in the nineteenth century; the Great Migration, during which several million African Americans left the South in the early twentieth century; the forced relocation of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII; and contemporary debates over borders and refugee resettlement.

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and imaginative dimensions of migration in the U.S. We will explore a wide range of sources, including creative works, scholarly writings, legal and political documents, newspapers, first-person accounts, maps, images, and films. We will also take advantage of the unique collections on campus by digging into the archives at the Bentley Library and Hatcher’s Special Collections and by visiting the U-M Museum of Art.

Course Requirements:

Class Format:

Seminar

AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25601
Open
11
2Jr>
3So>
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
27530
Open
8
4AMCULT Major
4Ugrd
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
31067
Open
12
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
32106
Open
19
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780295993546
Citizen 13660, Author: drawings and text by Mine Okubo ; with a new introduction by Christine Hong. 2014
Required
ISBN: 9780143113034
Stealing Buddha's dinner : a memoir, Author: Bich Minh Nguyen., Publisher: Penguin Books 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780345806406
The Book of Unknown Americans, Author: Cristina Henriquez, Publisher: Vintage REPRINT 2015
Required
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