Grassroots Democracy: Race, Politics and the American Promise

Course Description

Applied and theoretical learning for students of social justice, this course will examine race, culture and contradictions in the ideal of the American Dream through a comparative analysis of American experiences of migration. Particular emphasis will be on the historical experiences of European immigrants, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans. The course will also discuss the contemporary social and cultural implications of the migration process. Using a multidisciplinary social science approach, attention will be given to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and ecology as well as the role of the state (policy) to the process of migration and immigration.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
22275 POLI 15 1S M·W···· 09:30 AM-11:20 AM James Nguyen L47

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2018-09-24 to 2018-12-14.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
Also Listed As
(Also listed as ICS 25. Students may enroll in either department, but not both, for credit.)


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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