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American Immigration and Ethnic History

This course traces the history of immigration to the United States from the 19th century to the present. In the 19th century, waves of immigrants arrived in the U.S., building communities and sparking outrage among Native Americans. Today, many descendants of these immigrants call for tighter border control. This course examines immigrant characteristics and motivations, as well as legislation that has defined what it means to be American and has changed patterns of migration. Throughout, the course asks: What does it mean to be an immigrant in this nation, and what does it mean to be a nation of immigrants? Alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0