Immigrant Political Incorporation|
Fall 2014 not offered
Immigration is one of the primary engines driving population growth and ethnic diversity in the United States. As America's newcomers learn to adapt to and identify with their new country, researchers observe significant differences in the rates and trajectories of political incorporation across various immigrant groups. These differences raise important questions regarding issues of equality, power, citizenship, pluralism, and racial formation in the United States. Students in this course will compare and contrast the civic and political incorporation patterns of African, Asian, European, and Latino immigrants in the United States since the 19th century. Through an in-depth examination of each group's political incorporation experience (i.e., civic engagement, electoral and nonelectoral participation, partisanship, ideology, descriptive and substantive representation, etc.), students will be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of American democratic institutions, political parties, and candidates as they attempt to incorporate America's newest arrivals and future citizens.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)
The primary readings for this course draw from core theoretical and empirical literature on immigrant political incorporation.
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This senior-level seminar requires students to complete weekly readings, participate in and co-lead weekly class discussions, prepare two class presentations, and write a series of critical reaction papers (4-5 pages).
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Students who wish to be eligible to register for the course during Drop/Add should submit a ranked enrollment request during adjustment.
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