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Border Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Border Studies Option

The Border Studies Option (BRS) in the Liberal Studies major is a cutting edge program that explores border communities at the local and international levels.  The BRS Option is designed for students who want to acquire knowledge and skills regarding the dynamics that occur in regions where multiple communities come into overlapping contact and where borders of all sorts both divide and create communities. The BRS Option is particularly suited for students who want to become service professionals working within border regions in careers such as city planning, public policy, law, health professions, border patrol, education, and public administration. The BRS curriculum provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the geopolitical, linguistic, cultural, and social frontiers that shape the development of border communities.

Please use the following worksheets to assist in tracking your Border Studies Option requirements:

 

Border Studies Minor

The Minor in Borders Studies focuses on the dynamics that occur in regions where multiple communities come into overlapping contact and where borders of all sorts both divide and create communities. The Minor provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the geopolitical, linguistic, cultural, and social frontiers that shape the development of border communities. The Minor in Border Studies is particularly suited for students who want to work within border regions in careers such as city planning, public policy, law, the health professions, border patrol, education, and public administration.

Learn More: Please see the Border Studies Minor Worksheet for a full list of courses required by the Border Studies Minor.

The other option for a B.A. in Liberal Studies is a cutting edge program that explores border communities at the local and international levels. 

Contact Us

Kimberly Knowles-Yanez, Ph.D.
Professor, Liberal Studies Department
Co-Coordinator, Border Studies Program
CHABSS Integrated Programs Coordinator

Border Studies faculty are also available to assist you. For more information, or to meet with the Border Studies Coordinator, email Dr. Kimberly Knowles-Yazez.