Syllabus Colonies, Nations, Empires, Globalization

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Colonies, Nations, Empires, Globalization Gallatin School of Individualized Study New York University Professor: Marie Cruz Soto Course: k20.1249 - 001 Office: 715 Broadway Room 618 Semester: Fall 2009 Office Hours: T&TH 11am-12pm Time: T&TH 4:55-6:10pm Contact: [email protected] or 212 992-7761 Location: 601, 715 Broadway Photo of U.S.-Mexico Wall by Larry Towell/Magnum Photos (http://www.unfpa.org/swp/2006/presskit/index.htm) Course Description: The world at the onset of the 21 st century is riddled with contradictions. Difference is embraced and disavowed. Boundaries are reinforced and broken down. The violence of such processes leave scars over landscapes and bodies. This is a world ruled by movement, plurality and exclusion. The unequal flows of peoples, capital and information empower populations to the detriment of others. The inequalities, in all their complexity, have a long history in the making. Indeed, today’s globalized world is in many ways the product of modern imperial encounters and nationalist imaginings. Their legacy -and currency- has divided the world through hierarchies of racial, gender and other categories that guide global everyday interactions. The course “Colonies, Nations, Empires, Globalization” delves into the dynamics of colonial, national and imperial formations and their relevance to understand the contradictions of globalization. The main goals of the course are to: familiarize with academic debates on colonialism, imperialism, nationalism and globalization, explore their intersections and contradictions, assess their effects on the everyday lives of different peoples, and understand the legacy of imperial and nationalist imaginings in today’s globalized world. Course Requirements: To successfully complete the course students are required to attend and participate actively in class and to write five reactions and one essay. The final grade for the course is divided into three parts: participation, reactions and essay. Participation and reactions are each worth 30% of the final grade. The essay is worth 40%. The participation grade depends on the careful reading of the course texts, attendance,
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2011 for the course GALLATIN 822 taught by Professor Sanches during the Spring '11 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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