University of Notre Dame

Immigration and Citizenship

Course Number: SOC 13181 – 2
Instructor: Gilberto Cardenas

This course will address the dynamics between current migration flows to the United States and issues pertaining to inclusion and citizenship of immigrants in American society. Special attention will be given to the flow and stock of immigrants from the Americas. We will discuss these dynamics in the context of the historical background of U.S. immigration policy and public policy regarding the position of immigrants in American society and in the context of global issues in the contemporary period. We will draw on our understanding of these issues from both written materials as well as from the visual records-photographs, art and film.