Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2020

  • Advanced Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies—“The New Second Generation”

    ETHSTD 190 002 | CCN: 18465

    Carolyn Chen

    TU/TH 11:00am - 12:29pm 225 Dwinelle

    4 Units

    Since the liberalization of immigration policy in 1965, immigrants and their children have become a significant part of American society. In some major American cities, they comprise over 50% of the population. This course offers a social scientific examination of the experiences of “the new second generation.” We will explore how the experiences of the new second generation compare to their immigrant parents, as well as vary across race, ethnicity and class. We will ask how well the new second generation is integrating into, as well as transforming, American society. The course examines these questions through topics such as economic mobility, racial and ethnic identity, religion, family, education, dating, and mental health.