Ethnic and Immigration Studies (ETHN)
ETHN 114 Immigration in American History (3 Credits)
The focus of this course is the study and analysis of the impact of immigration on the development of modern America. The experiences and contributions of ethnic immigration groups are stressed. (Cross listed with History)
ETHN 115 The Asian-American Experience (3 Credits)
This survey deals with Asian-Americans, particularly immigration and countries of origin; problems encountered; integration into the broader American society; relations with other ethnic groups; achievements and aspirations. (Cross listed with History)
ETHN 130 Understanding Ethnic Conflict (3 Credits)
This course will investigate competing theories on the cause of conflict, examine the political behavior of ethnic groups, and analyze how domestic and international factors influence a country's ethnic divisions. The students will analyze documentary and drama films to supplement class material.
ETHN 201 Ethnic & Racial Stereotypes in Film & Television (3 Credits)
This course focuses on ethnic stereotyping by analyzing major films and television programs. The evolution of ethnic stereotypes of various groups (Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, Asians, Italians, Poles and Slavs, Irish, Germans and Jews) are traced from the birth of motion picture to the film and television programs of today.
ETHN 208 Immigration: 21st Century (3 Credits)
ETHN 221 Cultural Assimilation of America's Ethnic Group (3 Credits)
Course is concerned with the sociological phenomena associated with the movement of people from one cultural world to another. It considers the impact of migration to a land with different norms and values both on the individuals involved as well as on the society receiving the immigrants.
ETHN 225 Immigration and the Global City (3 Credits)
This course a broad overview of the literature on immigration and the urban environment. The course starts with a review of early writings on migrants in the city (the Chicago school) and continues with an analysis of selected research topics, such as transnationalism, settlement patterns, ethnic segregation, global cities and urban citizenship. The course employs a variety of disciplinary perspectives on urban studies, including sociology, geography and anthropology. It focuses on examples from the New York Metropolitan Area.