Children of Immigrants

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JSIS 498
Instructor: Kathie Friedman
TTH 1:30-3:20pm

Credits: 5

Requirements met: I&S

Explores experiences of children of immigrants (born outside the US) and the second generation (born in the US). Examines both immigrant youth who are documented and undocumented, and the children of refugees. Using social science, literature, and film, the course will focus on social belonging and political membership. What kinds of relationships and connections foster civic and political engagement? Do the children of immigrants identify with Americans, with the parents’ homeland, or both? What difference do citizenship, age, location, family, national background, race, ethnicity, religion, class, and gender make to the opportunities available to immigrant children for social belonging and political participation/membership?

Open to SIS majors only, senior standing only, other majors by add code period 3.