In this course you will learn about the complex object of the border through the prism of law. Through an examination of the legal phenomenon of the border you will be introduced to key and innovative aspects of border law. Practical exercises in each session will support and enhance your learning. Topics covered will include:
An introduction to Border Studies and to the study of the border in law
The law of territorial delimitations (terrestrial, maritime, air)
The legal regime of border controls
The juridical regime of border disputes
The law of international neighborhood cooperation, cross-border cooperation and transboundary governance
The effects of the European Union and Globalization on borders
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Situate the boundary object in history and through the discipline of law
Assess the ways in which borders are used in legal and political spaces
Evaluate border-related policy recommendations
Describe and evaluate border obstacles and juridical bordering processes
Build datasets on borders for policy and scientific work
Apply theoretical and juridical approaches to contemporary border issues
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A 100% refund of the course tuition will be provided if you withdraw by July 17, 2023. A 50% refund will be provided if you withdraw between July 17 and July 24, 2023. No refund will be provided if you withdraw after July 24, 2023.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).