2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 2321 Immigration and Ethnicity in American History

A comparative analysis of the historical experience and interaction of diverse ethnic groups in America, viewed in the context of major themes and events in American history. The course will explore such topics as the differences and similarities in the way various ethnic and racial groups have interacted with the American environment and with one another; the different ways Americans have answered the question of what it means to have an "American" identity; the evolution of immigration policy and its socioeconomic underpinnings; and contemporary debates about the role of multicultural perspectives in shaping curricula in America's schools and colleges.




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