What is the course about?
On this brief half-day course, we’ll look at migration as an issue in America. We’ll examine the historical ‘waves’ of migration to the US and within the US. The course will also trace the key government policies from the late 19th century through today, that were enacted to restrict migration flows, particularly into the US from abroad.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
-Historical ‘waves’ of migration/immigration into the US and within the US
-The historical changes to government policies on migration/immigration
-Some of the key causes and effects migration and migration policy has on America still today.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Identify key points of migration into America
-List some key government policies on immigration and why they were enacted
-Explain the impact of migration has on America still today.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` course and does not assume any previous study or reading although you will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course. As with most of our history and current affairs courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The class will be delivered through a presentation, accompanied by PowerPoint slides. We will use a variety maps, images, video and text throughout the session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. A list of recommended resources will be provided to follow-on from the session, but this is optional.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Our 'US controversies' series tackles some of America's most difficult historical topics. Find more information on our website.