Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Transnationalism, Immigration & Identity
This course covers the experiences of immigrant populations from diverse geographies to the metropolitan centers of the West. Using a global perspective, the course traces the transnational roots and histories of immigrant populations; documents the cultural differences and adaptive strategies of new immigrants; and analyzes the nature of transnational identity, global politics, and cultural processes of adaptation. The course also discusses ethnic community-forming processes, and the roles that are played by ethnic and immigrant groups in the labor market at both the low and high ends of the labor spectrum. It examines perceptions of ethnic and immigrant groups held by "majority" or "host" societies.