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Immigrant Political Incorporation
GOVT 372
Spring 2015 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)

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