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Courses - Spring 2022
Immigration Studies
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Cross-listed with: AAST394, AMST324.
Credit only granted for: AAST394, AAST398E, AMST324, AMST328V, IMMR319G or IMMR394.
Formerly: AAST398E.
An interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of children of Asian immigrants in the U.S., focusing on intergenerational dynamics in the Asian immigrant family, their intersections with race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion, and how these shape second-generation Asian American life. Topics include identity and personhood, the model minority myth and education, work and leisure, language and communication, filiality and disownment, mental health and suicide.
(Perm Req)
Internship in Immigration/Migration Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of IMMR department; and junior standing or higher.

The Immigration and Migration Studies Internship program. Pre-professional experience in migration studies research, analysis, and writing in a variety of work settings. Contact department for information to register at globalmigration@umd.edu.
Vital Voices: Oral Histories of the Immigrant Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: HIST222; or IMMR200.
Credit only granted for: HIST428N, IMMR400, THET428I, or THET498V..
Formerly: HIST428N.
An exploration of the dynamic subject of U.S. immigrant experience through the scope of individual immigrant life stories in a global context. Course will include an overview of U.S. and global immigration patterns and an introduction to the practice of oral history.
Special Topics in Immigration and Migration Studies; Citizens, Refugees, and Immigrants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: USLT403 and AMST498N. Credit only granted for: USLT403, AMST498N, or IMMR419D.

Citizenship, Refugee and Immigrant are guiding categories that often define the Latina/o community in the United States. Employing this analytical lens, this course critically engages with notions of exclusion and inclusion, which included documentation, status, race, gender, and power. To better understand how these ideas and processes work, students are introduced to the history of Latina/o migration, US immigration policies, racial formation theory, gender construction, borderland theory, and the politics of territoriality.