SOC 323D SOC 323D. Border Control and Deaths. 3 Hours.
Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 41). Focus on enactment of border control policies, policy implementation and death patterns at the United States-Mexico border, patterns of unauthorized border crossings through dangerous border terrain, grassroots movements to support migrants and lessen deaths, and the ethics of coercive border control. Surveys the public sentiments and attitudes that support new border control policies, the patterns of migrant deaths in deserts and in the Rio Grande River associated with border control strategies, movements and community efforts to support migrants in the Arizona border area, and legal and ethical arguments and concepts that frame discussions of migrant deaths at the United States-Mexico border. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic: Border Control/Deaths), 374 (Topic 41), Sociology 321K (Topic: Border Control/Deaths), 323D. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.