Good News! Deadline to Sign up for Fall 2015 Border Series Classes Extended!

Dear Students:  

This coming fall in LAS/JOUR/ANTHRO we are teaching two classes, for 6 credits, that take place in Nogales, SON, Mexico. (Wed. Nogales classes convene on Arizona side and make day trips to Sonora side.  Transportation to Nogales, AZ/SON provided by the University.)  These classes are open to Grads and Undergrads: The deadline to register has been extended: there are still seats left so take advantage of the opportunity to sign up!


See a video about what students have to say about the class last fall:



Latin American Studies, Anthropology and Journalism are working together to teach you about border issues and migration. 


·      This suite of classes is worth 6 credits – 3 credits in Anthro (accepted for LAS credit) and 3 credits in LAS/Journalism. 

·      Every Wednesday AM students will study Reporting at the Border and every Wednesday PM students will study the Anthropology of Migration. 

·      Classes will be held in Nogales, Arizona with day trips to Nogales, Sonora. 

·      The University will provide transportation to Nogales on Wednesdays. 




JOUR/LAS 473/573 - 3 credits Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 

Professor Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante


Students will gain an understanding of best practices and challenges specific to reporting in the borderlands, and will conduct research in and about the border region, including interviews with area residents. They will report findings in the form of essays, oral histories, research projects and in-depth reporting projects.


Held Off Campus:       Wednesday     9:00AM – 11:30AM     Nogales Community Development Corporation

124B N. Terrace Ave

Nogales, AZ 85621 (transportation provided)



ANTH 495B/595B – 3 credits: Special Topics – An Anthropology of Migration: The Borderlands of the American Southwest and the Mexican North

Professor Linda Green


This is an intense and highly focused, experiential course with unique opportunities for students to explore and engage with the range of diversity in communities on both sides of the Arizona-Sonora divide.  One key goal of the course is to introduce upper-division undergraduate and graduate students to key anthropological concepts, theoretical frameworks and data collection methods and ethical practices.  Another goal is to strengthen skills in critical analysis of contemporary social issues through field based research.  Lastly, intercultural competence is crucial aspect for any understanding of the historical and social context of the Arizona-Sonora borderlands.


Held Off Campus:  Wednesday           1:00PM – 3:30PM       Nogales Community Development Corporation

124B N. Terrace Ave

                                                                                                            Nogales, AZ 85621 (transportation provided)



Contact Academic Advisors* - Ann Samuelson, Anthropology ( and Paloma Boykin, Journalism ( - to get more information and get registered!  When enrolling in the Anthro sections be sure to contact Ann to make sure you are signed up for full credit.



* You will save time and get better service if you include your student ID Number in your email.

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06/08/2015 - 07:51

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