• Thematic Cluster: Global Perspectives, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration
  • SAS Core: CCO, SCL
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-reqs required: No
  • Course Frequency: Generally offered at least once per academic year
  • Course Notes / Requirements: The syllabus below is a sample syllabus. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your Canvas course site on the first day of class.
  • Syllabus: Syllabus File

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the vast sociological theories and research on international migration and immigration in the United States. Immigration is and always has been a controversial topic in the United States and much of Europe. And while politicians often use immigration to mobilize their political bases, both policy makers and the public tend to misunderstand the causes and consequences of immigration. In this class we move beyond news headlines and political talking-points. The purpose of this course is to provide a coherent and comparative overview of the social scientific research and scholarship on immigration. The course draws on sociology as well as related disciplines (Economic, Political Science, Anthropology) to present a rich and stimulating excursion into the academic world of migration studies