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Selected Topics in Sociology: Immigration

This course focuses on contemporary debates and developments in the research on international migration and immigrant integration. Required readings include sociological works on major immigrant destinations in the Global North (e.g. Canada, U.S.). Emphasis will be placed on the socioeconomic integration of immigrants and immigrant offspring (e.g. declining economic outcomes of new immigrants, determinants of immigrant language proficiency, educational attainment of the second generation). Upon completion of this course, students will have gained broad knowledge of the sociology of immigration and learned to write an extensive critical literature review on a select topic on immigration.

SOCIOL 700

Selected Topics in Sociology: Immigration

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Summer Offered?: Yes

This course focuses on contemporary debates and developments in the research on international migration and immigrant integration. Required readings include sociological works on major immigrant destinations in the Global North (e.g. Canada, U.S.). Emphasis will be placed on the socioeconomic integration of immigrants and immigrant offspring (e.g. declining economic outcomes of new immigrants, determinants of immigrant language proficiency, educational attainment of the second generation). Upon completion of this course, students will have gained broad knowledge of the sociology of immigration and learned to write an extensive critical literature review on a select topic on immigration.


Lisa Kaida

Assistant Professor