Immigration in American History

A Summer 2019 Graduate-Level Professional Development Course

This course is tied to attendance at the June 4-7 William E. Hewit Educators Conference: A Nation of Immigrants. Please visit the conference page for additional information about the conference and the stipend/honorarium. 

The United States has often been referred to as “A Nation of Immigrants.” This course offers a broad overview of immigration’s crucial role in and importance to the American past. We will explore the varied experiences of immigrants in America over time, most of whom faced daunting nativism and discrimination as they sought to carve out new lives in the United States. In addition, we will pay close attention to how immigration history overlaps with and sheds light on broader trends and facets of American history: religion, gender, race, nationalism, and class. You should end the course with an increased awareness of how immigrants shaped American history and how American contexts reshaped immigrants’ lives.

This course provides an opportunity for graduate credit related to additional activities which will tie the conference to further learning. Course is letter-graded.


  • Eligibility


    • Be admitted to attend the William E. Hewit Educators Conference: A Nation of Immigrants.
    • Be a current K-12 school teacher.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Register

    You will apply to attend the conference and, if accepted, you can register via the instructions below to pursue graduate credit for this course.

    Conference Application & Registration

    Please visit the conference page to apply for this event. 

    UNC Registration

    Use CRN: 41030

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    T.J. Tomlin

    UNC Extended Campus
    Aimee Rogers
    Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO 80639
    Phone: 970-351-2594
    Fax: 970-351-1870
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the end of the month in which it was received to avoid finance charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website. Please contact Aimee Rogers at 970-351-2594 if you have any other billing concerns.