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Christine L. Williams, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Fall 2009

SOC 321K • US Immigration

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46525 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
NOA 1.102
Rodriguez

Course Description

United States Immigration. The course introduces students to sociological research on U.S. immigration. Various immigration research topics will be presented in the course and include the following: historical immigration patterns, contemporary immigration trends, immigration from Latin America, immigration from Asia, Guatemalan and Chinese migration, unauthorized immigration, immigration and border enforcement, the Mexican passage, history of immigration laws, processes of immigrant social incorporation, evolving intergroup relations between newcomers and established residents, immigrant transformation of urban areas, migration theories, and prospects of future immigration changes. A significant part of the lecture materials come from research conducted by the instructor.

Grading Policy

The course requirements include three exams and a research paper.

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