NYU Steinhardt

Borders, Barriers, and Buffers

  • Course Number: MCC-UE 1416
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 4
  • Description: The course begins with the paradoxical premise that we increasingly live in a borderless world thanks in large part the advent of new technologies which allow for the flow of goods, capital, people, & ideas; but that we also simultaneously live in a more barricaded world made up of walls, barriers, & borders of different kinds. Students will think through political & symbolic borders & their material & immaterial formations. Readings which draw on examples from across the world will be included throughout the course. The course will culminate with a trip to Israel/Palestine.
  • Old Course Number: E59.1416