This multidisciplinary, interdepartmental minor is organized around the theme of pluralism and ethnic diversity in American life and culture. It is designed to help students develop a recognition and understanding of the contributions of the different ethnic groups that make up American society. New Jersey City University provides a unique opportunity for the study of immigration and ethnicity because of its proximity to Ellis Island and its own ethnic diversity. The minor in Ethnic and Immigration Studies will be of service to those students whose career interests include social services, teaching, health services, law enforcement and counseling.
ETHN 114 Immigration in American History (3)The focus of this course is the study and analysis of the impact of immigration on the development of modern America. The experiences and contributions of ethnic immigration groups are stressed.ETHN 201 Ethnic and Racial Stereotypes in Film and Television (3)This course focuses on ethnic stereotyping by analyzing major films and television programs. The evolution of ethnic stereotypes of various groups (Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Italians, Poles and Slavs, Irish, Germans and Jews) is traced from the birth of motion pictures to film and television programs of today.ETHN 221 Cultural Assimilation of America’s Ethnic Groups (3)This course is concerned with the sociological phenomena associated with the movement of people from one cultural world to another. It considers the impact of migration to a land with different norms and values both on the individuals involved as well as on the society receiving the immigrants.
New Jersey City UniversityRossey Hall - Room 6082039 John F. Kennedy BoulevardJersey City, New Jersey 07305 Phone: (201) 200-3161