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Kathie Friedman
SIS 325
Seattle Campus


Introduces key theoretical debates in international migration. Examines immigrants' political, economic, religious, and social integration into host societies, and continued ties to homelands. Experiences of voluntary and involuntary immigrants, of the second generation, and of incorporation into America and Europe. Designed around interdisciplinary texts and fieldwork in Seattle.

Class description

Overview of the key theoretical debates in the study of both voluntary and forced international migration. Immigrants social, cultural, religious, political, and economic integration into their host societies, and their continued ties to their homelands will be explored, as well as the experiences of the second generation.

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Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include readings, films, discussions, fieldwork (interviewing) in the Seattle area.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 04/15/2005