All the Bricks in the Wall: Environmental, Political & Social Implications of a Southern Border Wall

Fall
Fall 2018
Olympia
Olympia
EveningWeekend
Evening and Weekend
Graduate
Class Size: 15
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Cali Ellis sqaure
public administration, public policy

Since 2015, the idea of a border wall between the United States and Mexico has been a major point of political discussion provoking outrage, support, and skepticism. But what are the actual policy implications of a wall? The US/Mexico border has multiple dimensions of policy issues at stake: The region is home to several fragile ecosystems and more than 100 threatened and endangered species; It is home to the Tohono O’odham Nation which straddles the international border with members in both countries; It has a rich shared social and economic history of families and businesses that stretches back for centuries; It is also the site of the global human tragedy of refugees which has become a flashpoint for political debate. This wide-ranging class will cover all of these topics, looking at the history and policy implications of the proposed border wall, as well as political debate surrounding it.

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 15
EveningWeekend

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 E2109 - Seminar

Advertised schedule:

 Oct 26-28 & Nov 30-Dec 2, Fri 5-9p, Sat/Sun 9a-5p

Located in: Olympia