HC101H - U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Professor: Tobin Hansen

4.00 credits

  • CRN 12396: Monday & Wednesday, 8:30-9:50am @ CHA 201
  • CRN12415: Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-5:20pm @ CHA 202

This course examines the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. We will question how borders separate, bring together, and thicken across nations, states, cultures, and geographic territories—and how these processes operate at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the broader borderlands. We will also explore the circulations, encounters, blending, and partitions in the contemporary U.S.-Mexico borderlands and the historical legacies of its peoples, cultures, politics, ecologies, and landscape

This course emphasizes engagement with the liberal arts through reading, writing, discussion, and research. We will utilize various liberal arts approaches—within and across scholarly disciplines—to explore the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and, simultaneously, better understand the intellectual cultures of the liberal arts and their potential for understanding big ideas and solving big problems.