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CACT 8400  A HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND LAWS (3 credits)

This seminar will examine the evolution of American immigration policies and laws from the colonial period to the present day. Where appropriate, the course will examine American immigration laws in a comparative context. It will pay particular attention to how state policies create and/or sustain inclusionary or exclusionary practices for members of different racial, ethnic, religious, or gender groups in American society.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate standing.