Nations, Empires, & Minorities

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Nations, Empires, & Minorities

Fall 2022

Taught By: Susana Garibay Salomon

Section: A

CRN: 14207

Credits: 4

For most part of human history, empire was the dominant form of organizing and ordering large portions of multicultural populations. The 19th century saw the disintegration of empires and emergence of a new organizing principle – a nation-state -- which is prevalent to this day. Within empires and nation-states, what have been the ways to organize and order minorities – ethnic, religious, and sexual? How have the approaches changed through history? In this course, we will examine historical examples of large empires, such as British, Ottoman, Russian, Soviet, among others, and will compare and contrast their approaches to deal with the difference. We will also investigate how contemporary nation-states, such as China, USA, Canada, France, and others, treat minorities in their legal frameworks, as well as public and official discourses.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 9:00am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 8:00am - 9:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 912

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/14/2022