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During Seminar 2, University Scholars investigate the role of immigration and migration in shaping New York City's identity—past, present, and future. Seminar topics include: the factors that have driven and drawn people to New York since the 17th century; the different ways that religion, race, gender, and ethnicity have shaped immigrant encounters with the city; the formation and social organization of immigrant communities in such neighborhoods as the Five Points, the Lower East Side, Harlem, Little Italy, Chinatown, Astoria, and Flushing; the impact of successive waves of newcomers on urban culture and politics; and the continuing debate over assimilation and Americanization. Extensive reading and writing assignments are enriched by visits to archives and other important sites.
Area of Knowledge and Inquiry: Analyzing Social Structures (SS) Context of Experience: United States (US) Extended Requirement: Not Applicable
Credits: 3 Prerequisites: Acceptance to MHC Existing Course: Existing Existing Course Number: HNRS 126W Course Anticipated to be offered: Every Spring Other (if specified): Number of Sections: 3 Number of Seats: 20
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