ANTH 3250 Faces of Diversity

This course examines the global character and connectivity of the USA through a focus on global migration. It uses an anthropological perspective that incorporates historical, social and cultural dimensions of immigration. The course explores how governmental institutions and politics have shaped and responded to immigration to the United States, but with an emphasis on the post-1965 period. Topics include transnational migration and Diasporas, how immigrant lives and social relations are structured in terms of culture, ethnicity, race, class and gender in this era of global migration flows. The course further examines the extent of U.S. involvement in many of the countries of origin of the immigrants, with an analysis of the impact the involvement has had on migration. The changing racial and ethnic relations in American gateway cities as a result of migration, public opinions and issues of contemporary relevance such as undocumented immigration are explored. this is a Writing Intensive course. Cross Listed Course(s): ANTH 325
Credits: 3.0