Mapping Migration

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Mapping Migration

Fall 2019

Taught By: Sumita Chakravarty

Section: A

CRN: 7273

Credits: 3

This course examines the relationship of migration - one of the most pressing issues of our time - to mapping and other visual technologies. It uses the term 'mapping' broadly to encompass the various ways in which processes of migration are represented, visualized, and understood - by cartographers, demographers, artists, and historians. We will explore historically how maps and mapmaking have served as a catalyst for migration and travel, and how maps served informational, decorative, and political purposes all at the same time. How has the science and art of mapmaking influenced the imaginations and voyages of migrants? What functions do maps serve at the present time in mediating and "remote sensing" physical, social and human spaces? What accounts for the recent explosion in the language and uses of mapping? And what do maps tell us about our current media moment? Students do interdisciplinary readings, and have the option of writing a research paper or doing a media project that explores mapping techniques.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 8:40am 2/20/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019