Immigration in the United States
This seminar offered a hands-on approach to U.S. immigration history from the colonial era to the present. In addition to learning the contours of the surprising history of immigration to the United States from all corners of the world, including the impact of questions of legal status, gender, and race, students developed a sophisticated sense of the historical context of today’s immigration debates and issues. The course required significant writing on a topic of the student’s choosing. This class (HIST-386) was taught by Katherine Benton-Cohen, Department of History, as a Doyle Seminar (small upper-level classes that foster deepened student learning about diversity and difference through research and dialogue).