LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
Winter 2022, Section 002 - The Politics of Inclusion: Belonging, Immigration, and Citizenship in the U.S.
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course explores the concepts of citizenship, belonging, and immigration in the U.S. context. In this course, we will examine how historically, politically, socially and culturally, individuals from various racial, ethnic, religious, immigrant and non-immigrant backgrounds have been defined as belonging or not belonging members of U.S. society. The course will survey materials, concepts and theories to investigate the ways in which race, immigration, politics and policy have defined who belongs and who does not belong in America. We will pay particular attention to understanding the contours of American identity, the notion of citizenship, why people migrate, the determinants of anti-immigrant sentiment, the politics of immigration control and immigrant inclusion and exclusion in the U.S.

Course Requirements:

Regular attendance and active participation in discussions are essential. Weekly readings of roughly 100-150 pages. In-depth final research paper. Occasional short assignments, class exercises, and quizzes.

Class Format:

Weekly seminar discussions will occur as scheduled one day a week.


LATINOAM 405 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Please note: this course follows the Law School class start and end dates for WN22 term.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Note: This is a meet-together with POLSCI 496.

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