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Border Crossings: Immigration in America
Diane L. Moore
In this seminar we will explore the contested world of immigration in America and the social, political, economic, and cultural confluences that shape contemporary debates. Special emphasis will be given to the roles that religions play in all arenas. The first two-thirds of the course will focus on shaping a critical theory framework as a lens of analysis that will be applied to a variety of case studies representing diverse immigrant experiences. The final third of the course will focus on the contentious issues surrounding Mexican immigrants to the US and will culminate in a five day long study tour to the Arizona-Mexico border. The study tour will be hosted by Borderlinks (www.borderlinks.org) who will work with us to shape experiences and conversations relevant to our study. This opportunity is funded by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. Seminar enrollment is limited to 12 participants and priority will be given to those able to participate in the study tour opportunity. Note: Course is co-taught with Maritza Hernandez.
Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No
Expected to be offered Fall 2015
Course location to be announced.
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