SOCI 330: US Immigrants and Immigration

SOCI 330-001: US Immigrants and Immigration
(Fall 2024)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

East Building 201

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Section Information for Fall 2024

In 2019, more than 270 million people globally were on the move. Push and pull factors, such as the demand for both skilled and unskilled laborers, declining fertility rates in the global North, as well as economic, political, and environmental crises in the global South, have contributed to increased migration across national borders. As many advanced industrialized countries experience significant demographic changes through immigration, they are not only confronted with the challenges of integrating new immigrants and their children but also negotiating the meanings of citizenship and national identity.  From the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East to the rising number of apprehensions and deportations in the United States, to the growing anti-immigrant sentiment and nativism in the global North, international migration is at the forefront of impassioned public debates and policymaking. This course has several objectives. First, it aims to help students become familiarized with theoretical, empirical, and policy-related issues related to immigration. Second, we explore case studies of immigrant communities and their adaptation patterns, with a particular focus on immigrants from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. This course fulfills the Mason Core Requirement for Global Understanding.

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Credits: 3

Explores theoretical, empirical, and policy-related issues pertaining to immigration. Examines case studies of immigrant communities and their adaptation patterns, paying particular attention to immigrants from Latin America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Seminar
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This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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