Empires, Nations and Borders

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Empires, Nations, & Borders

Spring 2023

Taught By: Rafi Youatt

Section: AX

CRN: 13280

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to three key concepts in global politics: empires, nations, and borderlands, and examines how they have unfurled in a series of linked historical cases. The course examines a series of intertwined episodes from Spanish, Ottoman, American, Comanche, Navajo, Caucasus, and Russian histories to think about how empires have worked as a form of rule, the modes of resistance to and accommodation with them, and the results of their interactions. While we frequently think about global politics from the perspective of centers (major nation-states, global cities, concentrations of capital, empires) and juxtapose them with peripheries (the edges, borderlands, and frontiers of empires and economy, still ultimately defined by or against centers), this class instead approaches the study of these forces through a focus on global crossroads – multi-imperial, multi-national places at the intersections of those forces, with a life all their own.

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: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

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: 8:52am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023