LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
Winter 2021, Section 001 - The Politics of Inclusion: Belonging, Immigration, and Citizenship in the U.S.
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This course explores the concepts of citizenship, belonging, and immigration in the U.S. context. In this course, we will examine how historically, politically, socially and culturally, individuals from various racial, ethnic, religious, immigrant and non-immigrant backgrounds have been defined as belonging or not belonging members of U.S. society. The course will survey materials, concepts and theories to investigate the ways in which race, immigration, politics and policy have defined who belongs and who does not belong in America. We will pay particular attention to understanding the contours of American identity and the political impact of inclusion or exclusion specifically as it pertains to present-day debates about political engagement, political attitudes and immigration politics.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance and active participation in discussions are essential. Weekly readings of roughly 100-150 pages. In-depth final research paper. Occasional short assignments, class exercises, and quizzes.

Class Format:

Weekly seminar discussions will occur as scheduled one day a week, though possibly for a somewhat shortened period to accommodate time zone differences and the video format. These meetings will be supplemented with occasional asynchronous discussions, surveys, and other exercises that can be completed online during the week (e.g., using Canvas tools). Grading in the course includes a final research paper, participation in online (asynchronous) and video discussions, and completion of occasional short exercises, quizzes, or writing assignments. There are no exams. There will be flexible alternatives for "making up" the weekly discussion meetings when technical difficulties or other circumstances result in an absence. Canvas and Zoom will be the primary tools for this course. Students should connect with an audio link (microphone) and, whenever possible, video link (camera) during Zoom meetings.

Schedule

LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
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001 (SEM)
 Online
36323
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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