IAS 4036 - Children Of Immigrants: Identity And Acculturation
This seminar takes an interdisciplinary approach to children of immigrants as an analytical subject. Our investigation looks into the 1.5- and second-generation youth of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds in the United States (with a considerable number of case studies focusing on Asian Americans and Latinx). Discussion topics include migration and identity, ethnicity and race, bilingualism and biculturalism, family and school, youth culture, and other pressing issues such as mental health. The seminar offers a theoretical lens into children of immigrants by introducing different research methodologies in the social sciences. Students are required to conduct an individual research project among a selected group of children of immigrants.