SOC 323 Race and Migration

Why do people immigrate? How has immigration policy in the United States changed since the turn of the 20th century? What kinds of jobs do immigrants hold? How have attitudes towards immigration changed? How do race, gender, and religion shape how immigrants are incorporated into society? What are the effects of immigration on children of families who migrate? Throughout this course we will address these questions and many others. You will learn predominant theories of international migration through an examination of immigration patterns in the US during the early 20th century up to its present political context. The course will be structured to consist of lectures, small group discussions, and active engagement outside of the classroom. By the end of this course you will be able to participate in contemporary debates about immigration and critically reflect upon the role of immigration in shaping American society.




ANT 110 or SOC 110 or permission of the instructor.