SHUM 4690

SHUM 4690

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Frontiers and borders are at the heart of our international system. From the Great Wall of China to Donald Trump's plans to build wall along the US-Mexico border, frontiers have always been invested with strategic and symbolic importance. Even today, when boundaries of all kinds are transcended by global networks, borders remain powerful. Borders, walls, and fences have also had a tremendous symbolic significance throughout time. We will survey a variety of historiographical texts, spanning regions across the globe to find out how historians have been making sense of borders – how they have explored what borders mean to people and states, how borders define places, and what frontiers can reveal about larger processes of migration, state- formation, and governance.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4690HIST 6690SHUM 6690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17157 SHUM 4690   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person