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Race and Ethnic Relations Nina Chapman Fall 2009 Text : Understanding Race and Ethnic Relations , 3rd Edition, by Vincent Parillo. Allyn & Bacon Publishers. Course requirements : Read text as assigned, participate in required weekly group discussion assignments, including required comments on the work of your classmates (40% of your grade), view required videos as assigned (videos will be discussed in the Discussion Area), visit the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and write a brief paper on the experience (20% of your grade), and write a research paper on the Immigrant’s experience (40% of your grade). Museum of Tolerance paper : Once you visit the museum, you are to write a 3–4 page, single-spaced paper on your experience, incorporating text materials as relevant and appropriate. DUE 11/20/09 . Research paper : You are to interview a first-generation immigrant . Your interview should include the following questions: Why did the person immigrate to the U.S.? How old was s/he when s/he entered this country? Did s/he speak English when she first arrived, and how did this impact his/her experience? Is his/her culture similar to U.S. culture or not? If so, how is it similar? If not, how is it different? Have the immigrant explain how these similarities and/or differences affected his/her immigration experience. Ask the immigrant to describe experiences with prejudice and discrimination from members of the dominant culture. Did s/he have good experiences with Americans that were not characterized by prejudice and discrimination? Does s/he feel prejudice toward other ethnic or racial groups? How does this affect him/her? If the immigrant has children, have him/her describe any strategies s/he is using in raising them (e.g., teaching them about their original culture, the language, etc. or not?).These are the minimum questions you should ask in your interview; you may add any questions which you feel will improve the quality of your research paper. Your paper should be 5–7 pages, single-spaced, and should include the questions you asked the immigrant as well as his/her responses. The strongest paper will incorporate information from your text as it is relevant to your research. You should describe the immigrant’s background and immigration experience fully, DUE 12/4/09 . Group Discussion Assignments
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