HENK00051U English, 2013 curriculum - Free topic 21: American Mosaic: Transnational Narratives and Contemporary US Immigration
The USA has always been a nation of immigrants, a verity so repeatable and repeated that the statement has become a cliché. The American Dream and Creed are ideas that stem from immigrant hopes, experiences and transnational understandings. In the 21st Century there have been profound changes in immigration patterns and immigrant life which include paradoxes in the ways people migrate, are welcomed or incarcerated, assimilate or remain “foreign,” and reflect the transnational identities attendant to the physical and virtual border crossings of our era. This course seeks to make sense of the complex and controversial issues involved in making a national/transnational/global identity from a diverse group of humans gathered together in an ever young, new, and “permanently unfinished” society.
Course Materials: This course rely on weekly internet connections to news sources, think tanks, blogs, etc. that will surface each week as the course progresses. The module will include two of the most current textbooks, to be determined by availability no later than mid-December 2017.
- 7,5 ECTS
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