GH 353: U.S.-Mexico Border: History, Politics, and Culture
This course challenges students to think about a wide range of complex and controversial topics happening along today’s U.S. Mexico border. The approach is transnational and multi-disciplinary. Coursework will include readings, lectures, podcasts and films. Assignments are designed to encourage students to think creatively through writing, music and a variety of media. Students will conduct independent research on a current topic of their choosing and their findings will be shared with others in the class.
This course fulfills a Humanities requirement for the Liberal Studies Quaternity.
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LaTrelle Scherffius holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies/Political Science from Vanderbilt University, an M.A. in History from MSU and is a current PhD Candidate researching the American West, Photography and U.S. Mexico Borderlands. She holds a certificate degree in International Non-Profit Management from the Monterrey Institute in CA and has lived and worked in Nicaragua and Argentina. When she is not teaching or researching, she enjoys watching independent film, camping and hiking with her giant Newfoundland dogs.
Tuition and Fees
If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
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- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
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How to Register
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