NYU Steinhardt

Transition to Adulthood in Immigrant Origin Populations

  • Course Number: APSY-GE 2528
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Explores & analyzes theories & debates about the transition to adulthood within the fields of psychology & sociology with a focus on immigrant origin populations. In the United States, nearly 30% of young adults between the ages of 18 & 34 are first or second generation immigrants. This course focuses on the way is which the experiences of immigrant origin emerging adults is similar to & different from that of other young adults. Topics covered include family relationships & expectations, gender roles, college opportunities & experiences, entering the workforce, military & incarceration pathways, ethnic & racial identification, as well as civic engagement. Course takes an interdisciplinary approach & is appropriate for students in psychology, social work, sociology, urban studies, & urban policy.
  • Old Course Number: E63.2528