Carleton University offered an online course to introduce students to the field of border studies. The course examined six themes: Borders and History, Borders and Culture, Borders and Governance, Borders and Flows (migration, goods, information), Borders and Security, & Borders and Sustainability. The course drew on fascinating case studies that illustrated the progressive and transformative challenges occurring in and around the borders of Canada, and in particular Ontario. The course material was delivered through a diversity of media (video-clips, power points with voice over, and readings). At the end of the course, students convened for one week to participate in tutorial discussions at Carleton University and a class field trip.
The course was directed toward senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as government employees and other professionals working in relevant fields.