Schedule

Week 1 (January 15-19): Introduction

  • Monday: No School (MLK Day)
  • Wednesday: Introduction to Syllabus and Course Expectations  
  • Friday: Read Erika Lee, “A Part and Apart;” Adam Goodman, “Nation of Migrants;” and Bruno Ramirez, “Globalizing Migration Histories?” (website)

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 2 (January 22-26): Colonial Life and Immigration

  • Monday: Lecture 
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: No Class; Read Some Memoirs of the Life of Job and “Diary of John Harrower, 1773-1776” (website)

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

*** Comment on 2 Two Blog Posts by 5PM ***

Week 3 (January 29-February 1): Early Republican/Antebellum European Immigration

  • Monday: Research workshop with Peter Catlin in Simpson 225B
  • Wednesday: No Class; Read excerpts from News from the Land of Freedom (“Weitz” and “Stille and Krumme”) (blog)

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Wednesday ***

*** Comment on 2 Two Blog Posts by 5PM ***

  • Friday: Lecture

Week 4 (February 5-9): Late 19th/Early 20th-Century European Immigration

  • Monday: Lecture

*** Project Proposals are due at 5PM***

  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Read Bread Givers

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 5 (February 12-16): Chinese Immigration

  • Monday: Lecture
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Read Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 6 (February 19-23): Anti-Immigrant Legislation

  • Monday: Primary Source Analysis Workshop
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Read “The Architecture of Race in American Immigration Law” 

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 7 (February 26-March 1): Midterm 

  • Monday: Lecture

*** Primary Source Analysis is due at 5PM ***

  • Wednesday: Catch-Up/Review Day
  • Friday: Midterm

Week 8 (March 2-10): Spring Break

Week 9 (March 11-15): Japanese American Internment

  • Monday: Lecture
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Annotated Bibliography Workshop

Week 10 (March 18-22): Post-World War II Refugees 

  • Monday: Lecture
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Read Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 11 (March 25-29): Post-1965 Immigration

  • Monday: Lecture

*** Annotated Bibliography is Due at 5PM ***

  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: Read “Creating A Living Museum to Promote Awareness and Support for Vietnamese ‘Little Saigon’ Marker in Clarendon” (website)

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 12 (April 1-5): Japanese American Redress Movement

  • Monday: Lecture
  • Wednesday: Lecture
  • Friday: No Class (VA Forum) 

Week 13 (April 8-12): Current Debates on Immigration and Ethnic Identity

  • Monday: Current Immigration Policies (TBD)
  • Wednesday: Watch and Discuss Waking Dream (Kanopy)
  • Friday: Read “Genetic Ancestry Tests and Race” (website)

*** Blog Post is due at 8AM on Friday ***

Week 14 (April 15-19): Immigration and Ethnicity in Future

  • Monday: 7-Minute Research Presentations
  • Wednesday: 7-Minute Research Presentations
  • Friday: 7-Minute Research Presentations

Week 15 (April 22-25): Review/Research Papers

  • Monday: Catch Up Day
  • Wednesday: Final Exam Review
  • Friday: No Class! Please Attend the Spring History and American Studies Symposium

*** Final Research Essay is due at 5PM ***

Week 16: Finals Week

  • Wednesday: Final exam is on May 1 from noon to 2:30pm