HIST 2392

HIST 2392

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The international boundary between Canada and the United is the longest, straightest border in the world. Although frequently cast as "boring" in juxtaposition to its southern counterpart, this viewpoint overlooks the U.S.-Canada border's longstanding history as a site and engine of trans-national tensions and controversies. This course addresses the complex histories of the 3,500 mile boundary separating the United States from Canada from its eighteenth century colonial antecedents to contemporary challenges related to drug smuggling, border fence construction, pandemic-related travel restrictions, immigration, commerce, environmental issues, Indigenous peoples' rights, and national identity construction. The instructor, a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, brings not only life experience of border-crossing, but also a recent background in legal testimony on border-related issues.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HNA)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2392

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18881 HIST 2392   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Reserved for in-person enrollment only.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.