Spring 2021 Schedule / Contemporary Issues / BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES

Coordinators: Stephen Baker, Pete Weis

Defining a nation-state and its subnational components requires physical delineation acknowledged by those within and beyond its geographic limits. Establishment of boundaries is vital, and borders and boundaries have often been a key component of history. This course will discuss boundary formation for our 13 original states and for newer states in which boundaries were formulated before non-indigenous populations had accumulated within them. Next, we will discuss our national borders and the problems engendered by Covid restrictions. Finally, we address global examples in which the imposition of borders remains a nagging source of tension.

B WEEK / THURSDAY / 2:00pm to 3:30pm


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