US History of Immigration

This course traces the history of immigration and ethnicity in the United States from colonial times to the present. We examine the changing immigration patterns and the effects of major events in U.S. history (American Revolution, Civil War, Progressive Movement, two World Wars, the Cold War, and the Civil Rights Movement) upon those changes. The course also places U.S. immigration in the wider global context of urbanization and industrialization during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Along with these larger historical forces, the course examines the "immigrant experience" and the ways race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, and other factors shaped the lives of immigrants and their communities. In addition, the course explores the development of "nativist" and anti-immigration movements of the last two centuries.
Course Number: EDU348
Units: 3.0