Immigrant New York

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Immigrant New York

Spring 2018

Taught By: T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Section: A

CRN: 7138

Credits: 3

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 then examine a number of issues facing immigrant populations, such as work, legal status, and culture. We will then focus on several of the major immigrant groups and neighborhoods in the City. A requirement of the course will be an internship with a community-based organization working with immigrant populations, which will be arranged by the instructors. Students will be asked to prepare written work or a project based on their internships and themes raised in course materials and discussions.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:47pm 5/22/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 701

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018