Course Descriptions

HS 307A — Immigrant Integration in the United States: Policy, Practice and People

Immigrant integration is a new and rapidly evolving policy area concerned with the well-being and prosperity of communities in the context of demographic change. We cover efforts designed to exclude and expel as well as efforts to welcome and work toward shared power and integration. We consider the social constructions and intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender as well what it means to be “American.” We explore and critique qualitative and quantitative measures of integration in employment, education, health, and other sectors. We explore the influence of government, non-profits, social movements, philanthropy, the private sector and popular culture on policy and practice. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Eaton and Ms. Santos