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Immigration and Migration in the United States

In this course we use the insights of sociology to understand migration and, more specifically, immigration. Recognizing that migration is a global phenomenon, students focus mainly on migration and immigration in the context of the United States, while also attending to how patterns observed in the U.S. context are part of wider global patterns with local manifestations. They study key population movements to and within the U.S., past and present. They explore the multiple factors that influence the migration/immigration experience for migrants and their families and that shape the short- and long-term outcomes of the experience. The impact of migration on sending and receiving communities and the history and current state of immigration policy are also addressed.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0