Immigration in the U.S.
In this module you will explore some of the impacts of this immigration by examining the characteristics of the foreign-born population, comparing these characteristics to those of the native born population. You will get a chance to explore where immigrants come from, how the composition of the immigrant population has changed, where immigrants settle, and what they do once they get here. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to test some key hypotheses drawn from the most popular theory used to explain the incorporation of immigrants into the American social and economic mainstream.
- Develop hypotheses based on an existing theory.
- Identify independent and dependent variables implied in an hypothesis.
- Investigate and describe the relationship between two variables and assess whether the relationship supports or contradicts the hypothesis being tested.
- Understand the criteria for causation and the rationale for including control variables.
- Investigate and describe a partial relationship between two variables.
- Explore the characteristics of immigrants in the U.S.
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