HIST 380 Spring 2013 Comparative American Immigration History (D)

This course examines the underlying tension between the notion of American pluralism and the desire for homogeneity through the study of the history of immigration to the United States from Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Special attention will be paid to the condition in the sending countries and the historical ties of those countries to the United States, immigration and labor recruitment, anti-immigrant sentiments, and the development of American immigration policy. This is an EDI course because it examines how people from different countries and cultures interacted with each other and those already in the United States. Theirs is a story of immigration, exclusion, resistance, accommodation, labor and the creation of an American image of pluralism, coupled with the desire for assimilated immigrants.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on two short critical essay (5-7 pages) and a final oral history/family history 15-20 pages)
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Prerequisites: none; open to first-year students with instructor's permission
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,AMST Space and Place Electives,HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada,INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives,JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions,LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3536
HIST380-01(S) LEC Comparative Amer Immigration (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Scott Wong
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Griffin 7 3536
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