Borders, Borderlands, Border Identities

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Fall 2019

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 7443

Credits: 3

[Tracks C, M, S] This course examines the impact of borders on everyday life, and on art, media, and politics. Do borders empower or disempower a people? Why is the idea of ‘crossing a border’ at once so appealing and so dangerous? Are borders the militarized form of consciousness of our time, giving rise to new mobilizations of people, policies, and predicaments? How might one arrive at a historically-informed understanding of border thinking and border identities? And, what are the precise mechanisms whereby media contribute to our activities around borders? By analyzing the reality and rhetoric of borders, this course helps students find answers to such questions. Assignments are project-based, and students are encouraged to take innovative approaches to the course topic. The broader goal of the course is to develop a set of critical strategies that can define media’s complicated role in how we think about, and experience borders. [Tracks C, M, S]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:12pm 2/28/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019