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E Pluribus Unum?: American Immigration and Ethnicity

It has been often said that America is a "nation of immigrants." This course will examine why so many individuals have come to America over the years, the experiences of foreign-born people in America, how native-born Americans have received those immigrants, how American immigration laws have changed over the years, and what role ethnicity has played in American society. In doing so, we will utilize a variety of sources, including historical monographs, primary sources, movies, and memoirs. We will pay careful attention to the similarities and differences between the experiences of various immigrant groups over time.

Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite = ENGL 102

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