SO 253 - The Immigrant Experience
(3 cr.) Each year people come to the U.S. from all over the world seeking such things as religious freedom, political asylum and better economic opportunities. Historically, immigrants and their cultures have played a large role in enriching American culture and the economy. Still, many wonder whether immigrants are also a drain on the economy and worry that they will change American culture for the worse, creating a backlash against immigration. In using a sociological perspective to examine issues surrounding immigration, this course examines how structure and agency interact to shape both the impact of immigration on U.S. society and the experiences of immigrants themselves. Prerequisite: SO 101; Every Year, Spring

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