Immigration Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses

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300-Level Courses

SOCI 308: Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Explores how race and ethnicity have been shaped by policies and practices in Western and non-Western societies. Explores the evolution of racial and ethnic attitudes from a global and historical perspective. Examines how changing demographic racial patterns may affect definitions of race and ethnicity and the ways in which people individually and collectively act to create new futures. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

ANTH 331: Refugees (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Introduction to causes and consequences of forced dislocation as a global issue. Covers formally recognized refugees, as well as people such as internally displaced persons and asylum seekers who are in refugee-like circumstances. Focuses on understanding the personal experiences of refugees and examining efforts on their behalf at national and international levels. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

SOCI 332: The Urban World (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Examines cities and the people who live in them in the United States and around the world. Includes topics such as: social and economic development, inequality, political protests, urban democracy, and the environment. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

ANTH 340: Comparative Perspectives on Immigration (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Considers the dimensions and meanings of the immigrant experience in the United States, with a focus on the diversity of immigrants and refugees who have arrived during the past 30 years. Emphasis on the social context in which immigration occurs and on the bearing of institutional and cultural influences on patterns of adaptation, assimilation, and exclusion from the host society. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

ENGH 352: Topics in Ethnic American Literature (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Studies particular ethnic American literatures. Focuses on literatures such as Asian American, Native American, Latino/a, Arab American, or Jewish American. Notes: May be repeated when topic (expressed by course subtitle and content) is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

INTS 361: Neighborhood, Community, and Identity (3-6 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Examines processes of neighborhood formation and transformation in the context of urbanism, suburbanism, immigration, and transmigration. Equivalent to NCLC 361.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Schedule Type: Lecture

FRLN 385: Multilingualism, Identity, and Power (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Study of individual and societal aspects of multilingualism including language choice, linguistic maintenance and shift, code-switching, language planning, educational policy, and representations of multilingualism. Interdisciplinary approach emphasizes the social and political aspects of multilingualism, as well as the relationship of language to cultural, ethnoracial, and national identities and categories. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required Mason Core courses.
Schedule Type: Lecture

SPAN 388: Introduction to Latina/o Studies (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of U.S. Latina/o cultural production, designed to promote critical thinking in understanding Latina/o histories, literatures, and cultures. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or 336, or SPAN 370, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400-Level Courses

ENGH 416: Ethnicity and Migration in Folklore (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Explores U.S. immigration trends and the historical basis for the concepts of ethnicity, identity, and immigration in folklore scholarship, literature, film, and popular media. The course explores at least three of the following ethnic groups: Latino, Asian, Jewish, European, Arab, or African. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

SPAN 430: Spanish in the United States (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Fall 2017 

Covers both formal and sociolinguistic aspects of Spanish in the U.S. by discussing demographic aspects and a historical overview of the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Gives a foundation in issues such as linguistic variation, language choice, the relationship among race, ethnicity, and language; official language policies; individual and societal bilingualism; and language diversity in education. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

GOVT 445: Human Rights (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Explores philosophical, legal, and political issues at heart of modern international human rights movement. Examines historical background legal architecture of modern human rights movement. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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