Learning Objective: To apply a sociological perspective to understanding consequences of immigration for immigrants and receiving communities; To synthesize theory and research based on scholarly work in the sociology of immigration; To analyze and interpret empirical information on trends in immigration, immigrant adaption and incorporation, and attitudes about immigration/immigrants; To evaluate statistics and public debates about immigration/immigrants carefully and critically Readings: Katz and Ginsburg 2015 & Witte and Davis 2017 & Brown and Jones_2016 Tasks/Assignments: 1: Read the article by Katz and Ginsburg. 2: Read the article by Witte and Davis. 3: Read the article by Brown and Jones_2016 4: Go to Group Area, Discussion Board, and click on the forum for this topic. Post to discussion board at least once by Wednesday with at least 2 posts by Saturday. Everyone must post at least once by midweek and ensure that you have at least 2 posts by the end of the week at 11:59pm. Late posts do not count as part of the discussion and will not be graded. Rather than note-taking on the readings (i.e., don’t just summarize), you should reflect upon them. Your discussion board posts may include things like: what surprised you in the readings; how did the readings change your thinking about some topic; how did something in the readings relate to current events; how might information from the readings be used by politicians to create better policies; how might information from the readings be used by individuals in everyday life to improve intergroup relations.