The Southern Border

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The Southern Border

with Professor Harley Shaiken

The southern border of the United States, stretching from California to Florida, is a cultural mosaic, a zone that brings together diverse experiences from the North and the South. It is also a place where one can see larger social, economic, and political processes at work on both sides of the boundary. In this course we use the border as a point of departure to explore the relationship between the United States, Mexico, and countries of the Caribbean and South America. After putting this relationship in its historical context, we will look critically at key contemporary issues each of these countries face including immigration, free trade, climate change, security, and emerging cultural and political identities

Education 186AC | Ethnic Studies 159AC | Geography 159AC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

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