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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 336 - The U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

The U.S.—Mexico Borderlands: This course is an introduction to the history of the U.S.— Mexico borderlands. It traces the rich and complex history of the region from the founding of St. Augustine, Florida, by the Spanish in 1565, to the present. The course focuses on the study of the Southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico border zone with special emphasis on topics of ethnicity, race, and gender. Coverage includes the colonization of the Southwestern United States, the Mexican-American War, the Immigration Act of 1907, the establishment of the U.S. Border Patrol, issues of immigration, and the war on drugs. Region: United States or Asia/Africa/Latin America, but not both. Note: This course may be offered as a survey or as a methodologically-intensive seminar. If offered as a seminar, the following prerequisites apply: HI majors must complete HI 200  with a minimum grade of C. Non-HI majors require permission of instructor.