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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLS 4100 - Borders and Walls (3)

When Offered: On Demand
The course offers an examination of global issues through the lens of borders and walls that shape, and have shaped, our world. Through critical essays and through multiple disciplinary perspectives this seminar focuses on walls and borders from the past (such as the Great Wall of China, the wall of Roman emperor Hadrian or the Berlin Wall) and from the present (such as current border fences in the US and Gaza, or the fences built in 2015 in Eastern Europe). The course addresses questions such as these: How do communities live with these walls, navigate them, bring them down? Why do we create borders, construct walls, build fences? Why do we still need walls in a globalizing world? Real or imagined, the borders we create to shape and navigate our world have multiple perspectives: political, religious, cultural, gendered, environmental, social, economic.