Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration
The objectives of this course is to introduce students to a sampling of recent theoretical & empirical work, in various academic disciplines, dealing with immigration. We will achieve this objective by systematically examining very recent research in comparative & interdisciplinary perspectives with a particular focus on the emerging Inter American migration system. Students will learn about the most recent trends in Latin American, Caribbean & to a lesser extent Asian migration to the U.S., & will compare the nature of current immigration scholarship in the United States to developments in other postindustrial settings. An examination of the comparative materials will highlight isomorphic conditions--as well as differences--in immigration debates, policies, processes, & outcomes. This course will be interdisciplinary. We shall examine recent data & theoretical work in a variety of fields such as economics, education, law, policy, psychology, sociocultural anthropology, sociolinguistics, & sociology.
Liberal Arts Core/CORE Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Society & Social Sciences
- Old Course Number: E53.1545