FSEM1010-08.FSEM: Coming to America.F15.Dietrich,Dorothee
FSEM: Coming to America
Academic Term and Year
Area of Study
This First Year Seminar will examine the issue of immigration to the U.S. by addressing the following questions: Who have been the immigrants in the past and who are our immigrants today? Why do people immigrate to the U.S.? How do immigrants decide where to settle? What do the acculturation, assimilation, occupational and economic adaptation processes among immigrants look like? What are the generational differences among first and second generation immigrants? What happens to immigrants’ ethnic identities? What are the prevailing attitudes towards immigrants and what are the psychological consequences of such attitudes? We will answer these questions by critically examining assigned texts, articles, documentaries and movies via discussions, writing assignments, and individual and group research presentations.
Dietrich, Dorothee, "FSEM1010-08.FSEM: Coming to America.F15.Dietrich,Dorothee" (2015). Syllabi. 5814.