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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

American Immigrant Expereience

Instructor(s): Michael Dunn, Management & Business

Immigration is transforming politics, economics, social relations, culture, and ethnic identities in the United States. This seminar is designed to introduce you to some of the implications of international migration to the United States from a historical and comparative perspective. Drawing on research and writing from historians, sociologists, economists, and others, we will look at why and how people migrate, how citizens respond to that migration, how the federal government regulates migration, and how local communities manage the settlement of its newcomers.

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