2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CSOCL 2601 Contemporary Immigration: Migration, Incorporation & Family Lives

Immigration has transformed social, political, economic, and cultural terrain of not only the United States, but also elsewhere.  Refugees, for example, challenge our thoughts about displacement of people, incorporation into a host country, and family lives, just to count a few. Among the questions we will address are: Why do people migrate across international borders?  Who migrates?  How does immigration affect the social, economic, and political landscape of the United States? How do immigrants and their children experience integrating in their new home country?  This course, therefore, will examine sociological theories of migration, immigration policy, the role of the state and citizenship, racial ethnic identities, migration and gender, interracial marriage, and America’s changing color lines.




CSOCL 1101; No prerequisite for Sophomore Honors Seminar students