- Hybrid (HY) - On Campus & Online
- Days and Times
- MW 11:30 a.m. -12:45 a.m. or 1:10 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
- Course Description
This course traces the social construction of the American borderlands and surveys how the border has undergone various changes as a result of a combination of forces, from political and economic developments to sociocultural transformations. Our study of diversity, difference, and otherness on the American borderlands will allow us to closely examine issues concerning national identity, place and landscape, contact zones, protection and security, labor and domesticity, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. We will also explore border culture and the lived experiences of border residents and immigrants (authorized or unauthorized) entering and leaving the US. A fundamental element of this course is to expose students to the fact that the American borderlands represent a figurative (or liminal/third) space where identities intersect and where American and Mexican cultures fuse (or blend) together.