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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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AMST 302. Immigrants in American Society

Immigrants today come to America from many countries, but because scholarly research had tended to concentrate on only a few of the largest nationality groups, the full range of immigrant experience has yet to be explored and documented. In this cross-disciplinary course, we will give special attention to two groups, Mexicans and Vietnamese, about whom much has been written, as examples of the varying ways that immigrants come to the U.S. and adapt to living here while maintaining important ties to their homelands and cultures. We will also consider the consequences of immigration for both the first and second generations of immigrants as well as for the communities that receive them, including the Central Shenandoah Valley.