HDS 2848

Border Crossings: Immigration in America

Diane L. Moore


In this seminar we will explore the contested world of immigration in America and the social, political, economic, and cultural confluences that shape contemporary debates. Special emphasis will be given to the roles that religions play in all arenas. The first two-thirds of the course will focus on shaping a critical theory framework as a lens of analysis that will be applied to a variety of case studies representing diverse immigrant experiences. The final third of the course will focus on the contentious issues surrounding Mexican immigrants to the US and will culminate in a five day long study tour to the Arizona-Mexico border from December 2-6, 2013. The study tour will be hosted by Borderlinks (www.borderlinks.org) who will work with us to shape experiences and conversations relevant to our study. This opportunity is funded by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. Seminar enrollment is limited to 12 participants and priority will be given to those able to participate in the study tour opportunity. Note: Course is co-taught with Maritza Hernandez.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 12 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Thurs 12pm-2pm
Andover Hall Room 102

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religions of the Americas
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
Language Course Designation(s) None