Courses

Graduate and Undergraduate courses
on Immigration

Faculty in many schools and departments at Rutgers teach courses that explore different aspects of migration.


Spring 2017 Courses:


Immigrant Workers and their Rights (NB)  
3 credits
37:575:320
Thursday 3:55 PM – 6:55 PM
Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, School of Management and Labor Relations
Professor SaunJuhi Verma

Description:  Immigration and immigrant workers in American society; history; current legal rights; related public policy issues; immigrants in unions and community organizations.

Immigration Law and Employment Rights (NB) 3 credits
37:575:321
Wednesday 7:15 PM – 10:05 PM
Department of Labor Studies & Employment Relations, School of Management and Employment Relations
Professor James M. Cooney

Description: Contemporary immigration law in the United States; employer compliance issues; employee rights; immigrant employee representation; and related policy debates.

Immigrant Minorities in the US (NB) 3 credits
01:920:435
Monday/ Wednesday 5:35 PM – 6:55 PM
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Ali R. Chandhary

Description: Study of migrations to the United States and their impact; detailed consideration of pluralist versus assimilationist hypotheses about the effects of immigration; effects of ethnicity on U.S. culture. Case study materials on various ethnic Americans.


Summer Courses 2017:


Immigrant Minorities in the US (online)
3 credits
21:920:435:B5:04742
Online
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Jamie Lew

Course description coming soon.


Fall Courses 2017


Immigrant Workers and their Rights (NB)
3 credits
37:575:320
Thursday 7:15-10:05pm
Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, School of Management and Labor Relations
Professor Janice R. Fine

Description:  Immigration and immigrant workers in American society; history; current legal rights; related public policy issues; immigrants in unions and community organizations.

Immigration and Families (CAM) 3 credits
50:070:345
Tuesday/ Thursday 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM
Department of Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Cati Coe

Description:  Examines how migration affects families and family life, for both those who migrate and those who do not, with particular focus on new forms of immigration to the United States since 1965. Topics include political, economic, and social forces that motivate migration; impact of U.S. culture, law, and policy on immigrants’ traditions; assimilation and family life; and issues related to maintaining family structure and ties transnationally.

Immigration Policy (NB) 3 credits
10:762:419, 10:833:419
Thursday 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Department of Public Policy, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor James DeFilippis

Description:  Evaluation of facts and controversies surrounding immigration, including U.S. legislative history, urban and public health impacts, and racial implications.

Immigrant States: Jersey’s Global Routes (NB) 3 credits
01:595:271
Monday/ Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:20 PM
Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Carlos U. Decena

Description:  New Jersey as one of the top immigrant destinations in the United States, yet also one of the most ethnically and racially segregated states. Analysis of how and why racial/ethnic differences shape a person’s experiences of and perspectives on the world locally, nationally, and internationally.

Immigrants and Community Development (CAM) 3 credits
50:975:410
Thursday 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
Department of Public Policy and Administration, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Melanie Bowers

Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory of community development and the role of immigrant communities in revitalizing urban areas in the United States.

Migration, Globalization, and US education (NEW) 3 credits
05:300:468
Thursday 4:50 PM – 7:30 PM
Department of Education as a Social Science, Graduate School of Education
Professor Ariana Mangual Figueroa

Description: Globalization and mass migration are reconfiguring the modern world and reshaping the contours of nation-states. This course focuses on the experiences of the youngest members of these global migration patterns–children and youth–and asks: What do these global flows mean for educating young people to be members of the multiple communities to which they belong? What is globalization and why is it leading to new patterns of migration? How do children and youth experience ruptures and continuities across contexts of migration? How do language policies affect young people’s capacity to be educated in a new land? What does it mean to forge a sense of belonging and citizenship in a “glocalized” world, and how does this challenge our models of national citizenship? How are the processes by which young people are incorporated into their new country entwined with structures of race, class, and gender? Drawing on fiction, autobiography, and anthropological and sociological research, this class will explore these questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Immigrant Minorities in the US (online) 3 credits
21:920:435
Online
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Jamie Lew

Course description coming soon.

Previous Courses:

Spring 2014Spring 2011Fall 2011Fall 2010
Politics and the New Majority (NB) 01:790:349:01
Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Sayu Bhojwani

Immigration and Public Policy (NB) 37:575:320:01
Department of Labor Studies, School of Management and Labor Relations
Dr. SaunJuhi Verma

Immigration Law & Employee Rights (NB) 37:575:321:01
Department of Labor Studies, School of Management and Labor Relations
James M. Cooney, Esq.

Latinos and Migration (NB) 01:595:298:01
Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Ulla Berg


Immigration and Community Development (Camden) 56:834:602, 50:975:491
Public Administration, School of Public Policy and Administration
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning, Urban Studies
Professor Christine Thurlow Brenner


Literatures of Migration, Immigration, and Diaspora (NB)01:351:366
Topics:English, School of Arts and Science
Professor Lakhi

Immigrant Workers and Their Rights (NB) 37:575:320
Labor Studies, School of Management and Labor Relations
Professor Janice R. Fine


Immigration and Community Development (Camden) 56:834:602, 50:975:491
Public Administration, School of Public Policy and Administration
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning, Urban Studies
Professor Christine Thurlow Brenner


Immigrant States: Jersey’s Global Routes 01:595:271; 01:920:271; 01:988:271
Departments of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies
Professors Carlos Decena and Robyn Rodriguez

Latinos and Migration LHCS298
Anthropology, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Professor Ulla D. Berg

Immigrant Workers Rights (NB) 37:575:320, 01:595:312
Labor Studies, School Of Management And Labor Studies
Professor Janice R. Fine

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