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HLS-450 Immigration and Worldwide Border Security

Immigration and Worldwide Border Security examines the complexities and intersectionality of geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural borders between nations and explores how changes with one affects others. The course focuses on national sovereignty and attempts to secure national borders through the enactment of laws and resource allocations, together with the conflicts that can emerge between nations as people attempt to move across borders. It analyzes current and historical political, economic, and policy issues between nations, using the United States, Mexico, and European refugee movements, as case studies. The course will also explore the various policy and operational strategies used for border security, and their impact both economically and culturally. Topics will cover threats to national security, migration issues, transnational crime, the use of technology in securing borders, and border protection from a historical and current perspective.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (HLS-450-OL):
Nov 2021,  Feb 2022,  May 2022

Credits: 3

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