URBST 216 - Immigration in Metropolitan New York
Immigration in Metropolitan New York
Examination of the social, political, economic, and environmental factors affecting the successive waves of migration to New York from the 1800s to the present. Students will analyze the development and role of ethnic and immigrant organizations during the early migrations and through the changes in contemporary migrant flows. The course introduces theories of immigration and models of assimilation/acculturation and analyzes these processes for several of the newer immigrant groups (Asian, Latino, Afro-Latinos, Indo-Caribbean and others) as compared to several of the older groups (Irish, Jewish, Italian). Finally, the course assists students in conducting immigrant enclave analysis for some of the major groups that have settled in the area in the recent period.
Academic Progress Units
Repeat For Credit