Comparative study of various forms of movement and migration that continue to shape our understanding of America. Relying on political documents, visual images, films, music, and literature, we will focus on specific forms of movement and migration—westward expansion, 19th century European immigration, overseas expansion, the Great Migration, postwar suburbanization, and post-1965 immigration to the U.S. —and their role in the formation of American identity and society. The course offers students a rigorous and critical understanding of the different facets of migration. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2017-18).
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