University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2018

Course Description
This course will review the evolution of immigration to the United States during the last 100 years and the principal theories developed to predict the origins of immigration and the adaptation of immigrant groups to America. Specific topics, such as the second generation and the role of religion in the settlement and incorporation of foreign minorities, will be examined. The final section will focus on the present policy stalemate with respect to the undocumented immigrant population and avenues to overcome it. Readings for the book will be mainly selected chapters of A. Portes and R. G. Rumbaut,Immigrant America: A Portrait, Fourth Edition.

Short Course Attendance Policy Due to the small number of meetings, attendance to all meetings/classes for short courses is mandatory. Students who miss more than one class session (80 minute) of a 1-credit short course are subject to administrative withdrawal and will have a W for the course on their transcripts.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 01-29-2018 - 02-03-2018  

Dates Day Time Room
01-29-2018 - 02-01-2018   MTWR  12:30 PM-1:50 PM F200
02-02-2018 - 02-02-2018   F  2:00 PM-5:00 PM F200
02-03-2018 - 02-03-2018   S  10:00 AM-1:00 PM F200

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Take-home examination
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Short Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3215
Office: G267