For nearly 400 years, New York has been a city of arrival and settlement for immigrants. The Statue of Liberty stands in New York harbor, a beacon that has welcomed millions of persons to the City. Today, about one-third of the City's residents are foreign-born. Unlike other cities with large numbers of foreign-born, no one immigrant group dominates: the top ten source countries constitute just over half of the immigrant population in New York—led by the Dominican Republic, China, Mexico, and Jamaica. All this contributes to a remarkable diversity for which the City is justly renowned. In this course we will review (briefly) the history of immigration to New York and examine a number of issues facing immigrant populations, such as work, education and legal status. We will focus on several of the major immigrant groups and neighborhoods in the City. A requirement of the course will be a research project with a community-based organization working with immigrant populations, which will be arranged by the instructors.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Sociology (LSOC)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Enrollment Status: Closed*
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