Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

COLL 219 - BORDER WALL

Long Title: BORDER WALL: STATUS AND SYMBOL OF AMERICAN BOUNDARIES (BAKER)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: President Trump swept to power on a promise to “Build a Wall” and to deport the undocumented, and these promises and their fulfillment have dominated media and political attention for several years. The border is in “crisis,” the United States in a “state of emergency.” Taught by a civil rights lawyer, this course surveys the real and imagined elements of this crisis: patterns of and responses to contemporary migration, border enforcement and the militarization of border communities, the promises and failures of immigration courts and immigrant detention, and the goals, costs and efficacy of a border wall.