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PAM 3040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

This course provides a broad overview of the major public policy issues concerning immigration to the U.S. The course reviews demographic, sociological, and economic perspectives on both the cause and consequences of international migration and consider the role that federal, state, and local policies play in altering immigration flows and the incorporation of immigrants.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PAM 2030, DSOC 2100, SOC 2100. Recommended prerequsite: PAM 2100, PAM 2101; AEM 2100, ECON 3130, ILRST 2100; MATH 1102; SOC 3010; STSCI 2100.

Outcomes
  • Develop empirical understanding of how social scientists across disciplines think about the causes and consequences of immigration.
  • Evaluate current social and political processes regarding immigration and immigrant incorporation, and expand empirical and cost/benefit tools to evaluate their impacts.
  • Strengthen research and analytic skills, including the examination and manipulation of census data and the utilization of basic statistical tools.
  • Improve professional writing skills for both academic and nonacademic audiences.
  • Cultivate interpersonal skills through group discussions, group presentations, and collaborative work.

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Combined with: DSOC 3040