SOC 314 - U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (CD (4)

This course explores the U.S.-Mexico border as a place of transnational political, social, economic, and cultural interaction, conflict, and interdependence.  It traces the history of the region prior to the U.S.-Mexico Wat to the creation of the present boundary, with a particular focus on contemporary boundary issues such as urbanization/migration, border social movements, border thinking and de-colonization, Chicano/Mexican tensions, and border militarization. Offered intermittently.