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HIST 380
Comparative American Immigration History Fall 2020
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity

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This course covers the history of immigration to the U.S. from the 1800s to the present. It compares the experiences of immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The Class: Format: lecture; This class will be REMOTE
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 2885
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a series of papers and a final oral history or family history
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: I am hoping to teach this course in two sections of 10-12 students.
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: By examining American history through immigration law and texts (novels, census materials, legal cases, oral histories, and secondary sources) this class will reveal a constant tension in American society that vacillates between welcoming and shunning immigrants, depending on their race, religion, class, gender, and sexuality. The power to include and exclude various people wishing to become part of our society has been a conflict that has played out for nearly all of our national history.
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Space and Place Electives
GBST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
LATS Comparative Race + Ethnic Studies Electives

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