Learning Objectives

  1. Explain and analyze the concepts of assimilation and pluralism, including the “traditional” model of assimilation.


  2. List and explain other group relationships.


  3. Describe the timing, causes, and volume of the migration from Europe, and explain how those immigrants became “white ethnics.”


  4. Explain the patterns of assimilation and the major variations in those patterns.


  5. Describe the status of the descendants of European immigrants today, including the “twilight of white ethnicity.”


  6. Explain how the traditional model of assimilation does or does not apply to contemporary immigrants.