Fall 2023 History GU4525 section 001

Immigrant New York

Call Number 10396
Day & Time
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Rebecca Kobrin
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This seminar explores the intersection of immigration, race, and politics in New York City, both from the perspective of history and in relation to contemporary realities.  In this course we will discuss the ways in which immigration has reshaped the cultural, economic, and political life of New York City both in the past as well as the present.  Readings will focus on the divergent groups who have settled in New York City, paying close attention to issues of gender, class, race, the role of labor markets, the law, and urban development.  At several points during the semester, the class will relocate to various locations in New York City, so that the class can meet those shaping the image of immigrant life in New York in places such as the Tenement Museum as well as leaders shaping immigrants’ lived experience of the city today.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 14 students (15 max) as of 6:07PM Friday, July 12, 2024
Subject History
Number GU4525
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Section key 20233HIST4525W001