Undergraduate Race & Ethnic Cultures General
2018 Summer Term
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ETHNIC POLITICS (DV) (GE)
The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities. (Offered jointly with political science).
POLITICS OF URBAN INEQUALITY IN THE U.S. (DV) (GS)
The course offers a sophisticated depiction of systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the urban poor. The readings will feature academic books and research articles that describe and analyze the politics and life experiences in inner-city neighborhoods.
IMMIGRATION TODAY: INDIVIDUAL, COMMUNITY, AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
This course focuses on the changes in immigration to the United States in recent decades, challenges that recent immigrants face, and the controversies around this immigration. The immigrant experience of Latinos and the Hmong in Midwest will be emphasized, from an individual, family, and community perspective.