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 half 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 include a five day long study tour to the Arizona-Mexico border that will be held during spring break. 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 14 participants. Note: The course is co-taught with Maritza Hernandez.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 14 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: No


0.50 credits
Spring 2015
Thurs 12pm-2pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • 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