Examines and compares constant Mexican immigration with that of other immigrants to the United States as one of the most important issues confronting Chicanos and other Americans in the United States.
We will examine the relationship of immigration and Mexican identity in the United States. We will pay close attention to the intersections of gender, race, class and legality to evaluate how these relate to each other in shaping patterns of Mexican immigration. We will also consider the implications of transnational connections in shaping Mexican identity. Our coursework will concentrate on examining situations of labor and law in select periods in U.S. history in order to better understand the inclusion and exclusion of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and the consequential impact on social, economic, political and cultural life. Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with discourses in race, gender and in studies of migration, inequality and globalization.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Readings will be available via Catalyst. A coursebook may be required. Please check back for updated information.
Your overall course grade will be comprised of an exam, short papers, weekly reading responses, and a final paper.