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Courses - Fall 2024
IMMR
Immigration Studies
Open Seats as of
07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
IMMR319D
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.
IMMR394
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
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.
IMMR399
(Perm Req)
Internship in Immigration/Migration Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: HIST222, IMMR200, or IMMR400; and permission of the Center for Global Migration Studies required. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Repeatable to 6.0 credits if content differs. Additional information: This course is intended primarily for students seeking the Immigration and Migration Studies transcript notation, but exceptions will be considered for students with educational or career interests that lie in this area. Student internships must be approved by the Executive Director of the Center for Global Migration Studies. Students must secure an appropriate faculty mentor for the internship course. An internship course will be approved only if a faculty supervisor is available.

Internship experience with an organization that works with or studies migration or immigrant populations. This experiential learning course provides training that enriches the students' academic field of study and the IMMR transcript notation. Students submit a final written report of how the experience ties into their major field of study.
IMMR400
Vital Voices: Oral Histories of the Immigrant Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
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.