HIS 315 - Minorities and Immigrants in the United States

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101)

This advanced, research-oriented course provides a study of the experiences of America's immigrants and minorities. Beginning with the first English and Spanish settlements and their effect on the earliest inhabitants, then moving on to issues of slavery and the Irish immigration. The main focus of the course is on developments since the 1880s covering well-assimilated Europeans and Russian Jews; new immigrants of Hispanic, Asiatic, Middle Eastern origin; and African Americans and women taking their place in American society. Students are required to do a major project using either oral history or written and literary sources on issues confronting newer ethnic or otherwise disadvantaged groups. G/US MC (F)