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Migration and Cultural Politics: Caribbean Immigrant Experiences in the United States
SOC 258 FA
This course will examine the experiences of contemporary Caribbean immigrants in the United States, especially since 1965. After considering several theories of international migration, and the causes of Caribbean
to the United States, the course will focus on the experiences of first- and second-generation immigrants from different Caribbean countries such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the English-speaking
The course will focus on the ways in which first- and second-generation immigrants from these countries confront and negotiate the meaning of "race" and "ethnicity" in the United States, and how these forms of cultural
effect their modes of incorporation in the economy.
There will be selected readings from theorists of migration and immigrant experiences, such as Alejandro Portes, Douglas Massey, Sheri Grasmuck and Patricia Pessar, Aristide Zolberg, Hebert Gans, Ruben Rumbaut, Saskia
Sassen, Nina Glick Schiller, Mary
Waters, Alex Stepick, and Philips Kasinitz, among others.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
The requirements for this course consist of three take-home essays of six to eight pages each, or one take-home essay and a research paper of 15-18 pages.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students who do not meet the prerequisites should obtain a prerequisite override form.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Dupuy,Alex
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC422;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 30)
- SR. major: 7 Jr. major: 8
- SR. non-major: 5 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Writing, Focused Inquiry Course
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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