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Spring 2018-2019
* SOC 329 / LAO 329 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Immigrant America

Tod G. Hamilton

This course seeks to expose students to the recent social science literature on contemporary immigration to the United States, its origins, adaptation patterns, and long-term effects on American society. The course will consist of lectures by the instructor combined with class discussion of assigned texts.

Sample reading list:
Richard Alba & Victor Nee, Remaking the American Mainstream
George Borjas, Heaven's Door: Immigration Policy and the American Economy
Alejandro Portes & Ruben G. Rumbaut, Immigrant America: A Portrait
Suzanne Model, West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story?
Philip Kasinitz, John H. Mollenkopf, et al., Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age
Douglas Massey, Jorge Durand & Nolan Malone, Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages of reading per week. The midterm and final exams will consist of a series of short essays. Students will present and comment on readings followed by general discussion..

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42655 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:14 Limit:15