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Description

This course examines the history of the United States as a “nation of immigrants” within a broader global context.

It considers migration from the mid-19th century to the present through case studies of such places as New York’s Lower East Side, South Texas, Florida, and San Francisco’s Chinatown. It also examines the role of memory, media, and popular culture in shaping ideas about migration. The course includes optional field trip to New York City

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture: Was the Great Migration Great? Unlimited
    • Discussion Unlimited
    • Discussion (cont.) Unlimited
    • Film: The Jazz Singer (cont.) and Discussion Unlimited
    • Lecture: Remembering Ethnicity in an Age of Multiculturalism Unlimited
    • Discussion Unlimited
    • Lecture and Discussion: What’s New about “New Immigration”? Unlimited
    • Brainstorming for Collaborative Research Project Unlimited
    • Lecture: American Imperialism and Filipino/a Experience Unlimited

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