Dec 07, 2022
HIST 478 - Borderlands in North America
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Investigation of the interactions of peoples, nations, and empires across the boundaries of North America, including Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Topics include imperial competition and native peoples, slavery and fugitivism, and conflict and cooperation across national borders.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define borders and borderlands as these terms have been used in the North American context by diverse peoples.
- Compare histories of conflict and cooperation across borders.
- Investigate state efforts to police borders and historical patterns of border-crossings.
- Understand the evolving nature of race and nationality as identity as a result of legal and cultural revolutions of thought.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
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