Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 114 - Fences / Neighbors: Art & Literature of the US - Mexico Border

Upper division
Full credit
MTuThF, 12:00 PM - 2:35 PM

For decades, and particularly since the implementation of NAFTA and the policy of “prevention through deterrence” in the early 90’s, the United States - Mexico border has erupted as a hotbed of violence, militarization, and political theater along the three thousand miles which separate these two nations. Simultaneously, waves of artists, writers, journalists, and filmmakers from the region and from afar, have produced (and continue to produce) critical and creative work which interrogates and criticizes the practices and theories supporting this physical border and the concept of borders in general. This class is an investigation of both the political and artistic history of the borderlands as well as an in-depth look at current affairs and issues which affect the populations not only of the US or Mexico, but the entire diaspora of forced migration throughout South and Central America and worldwide.


Core Designation: Global Perspectives

Instructor(s): Patrick Newson
Email:  pjn2@stmarys-ca.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites:  ENG 4
Course Fee:  40

Credits: 1

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