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GCU 425 Geography of the Mexican-American Borderland

Course description

This course explores the natural environments and human geography of the Mexican-American borderland, a binational and bicultural region. Examines settlement, boundary issues, ethnic subregions, population change, industrial development, and urban growth.

Location & Hours

We're located in Hayden Library, Labriola Center, 2nd floor and Luhrs Reading Room, 4th floor. Click here for library hours.

ASU Archives & Special Collections

United States – Mexico Border, Naco, Arizona, June 1917

Use the Special Materials Index and Arizona Archives Online to find archival material. 

Search Tip: When you're looking for material, use different search terms like: Chicano, Chicana, Hispanic, Mexican American, Latino, Border, Language, etc. 

Within the Special Materials Index select the American Indian Index to see documents related to Native Nations located in the Labriola Center.

Native American Resources

ASU Digital Repository



Use ASU Library CatalogFilms on DemandNBC Learn, or American History in Video to find films or documentaries.


The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.