Immigration Syllabus_HC_FL 2013 - SOCIAL INEQUALITY...

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SOCIAL INEQUALITY: IMMIGRATION, RACE, & ETHNICITY FALL 2013 Immigration, Race, Ethnicity Jamie Lew, Ph.D 21:525:254:01 Hill Hall 625 TH (2:30-5:20 PM) Office Hours: TH (1-2 PM) ENG 203 [email protected] COURSE OBJECTIVE: Since the 1960’s, the United States has been faced with a large number of immigrants, drastically changing the demographics and race relations in the U.S. Unlike the earlier wave of immigrants during the turn of the twentieth century who came mostly from countries of European descent, post-1965 immigrants are mostly coming from countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and West Indies. This course will examine immigrants’ experiences in the context of changing race and ethnic relations, global economy, international relations, and immigration policies. Grounded in theories of international migration and assimilation, histories of race and ethnic relations, and politics of immigrant integration and policies, this course will be engaged in a number of important debates and issues related to immigration and the changing meaning of becoming “American”. REQUIRED TEXTS: Levitt (2001) “The Transnational Villagers” Lin (1998). “Reconstructing Chinatown: Ethnic Enclave and Global Change” Portes and Rumbaut (2006) “Immigrant America: A Portrait” (3 rd Edition) Takaki (2008) “A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America” Waters (2001). “Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities” ARTICLES ON BLACKBOARD (BB) All journal articles noted in the syllabus are placed on Blackboard (BB)—PDF Files of Journal Articles GRADING Midterm Exam (30%) Students will be given a multiple choice/ short answer / essay examination in class. The exam will require students to critically analyze class readings, lectures, and class discussions. The grades will be based on the accuracy, clarity, and analysis of the answers.

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