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Courses - Spring 2024
Immigration Studies
Open Seats as of
05/29/2024 at 10:30 PM
Special Topics in Immigration and Migration Studies; Black Immigrants: Challenges and Impacts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AASP398B. Credit only granted for AASP398B or IMMR319D.

How does immigration affect Black communities in the United States? How are foreign Black affected by living in the United States? Students will learn about: US history of immigration policy; pull and push factors driving Black migration; comparisons in socioeconomic outcomes between foreign and native Blacks; and differences between 1st and 2nd generation Black immigrants.
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.