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Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Tibetan Sources for the Study of Tibetan History

This course will deal with the corpus of Tibetan-language sources for the study of Tibetan history. Students will be exposed to the basic tools for dealing with Tibetan histories, biographies, and geographical materials and related sources. They will be introduced to the major dictionaries and bibliographies, text publication series, online data bases, and document collections, etc. They will learn how to locate, handle, and navigate through all of these materials through weekly assignments.

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Course Code: 
R579

Sino-Tibetan Relations

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
China
Tibet
Course Code: 
R572

Persian Literature in Translation

This course carries Culture Studies & A & H Distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Iran
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/paul-losensky
Course Code: 
R554

Introduction to Hungarian Studies

This course carries Culture Studies credit

Regions Covered: 
Hungary
Course Code: 
R540

Modern Finnish Literature

This lecture and discussion course examines the major narrative texts of Finnish modern literature. Special emphasis is given to the historical period in the context of surrounding Finnish society. For example, how the modern literature reflects the movement from the countryside to the cities, industrialization, and Finnish independence. Some additional themes of the course are: the individual in a changing society, alcoholism in Finland, social criticism in the 1960s, and the position of women in Finnish society.

Regions Covered: 
Finland
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/toivo-raun-0
Course Code: 
R504

Inner Asian Religious Beliefs

This course carries Culture Studies & A & H distribution credit

This course will survey the beliefs and practices characteristic of the native religious traditions of Inner Asian peoples from the earliest times up to the present century. Special attention will be devoted to historical evidence on religion in Inner Asia, the fundamental beliefs about the nature of the world and human souls, the role of the shaman, and the social, economic, and political components of Inner Asian religious beliefs and practices.

Regions Covered: 
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R291

Post-Taliban Afghanistan and the War on Terror

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/m-nazif-shahrani
Course Code: 
R251

Introduction to the Ancient Near East

This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Iran
Turkey
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/jamsheed-choksy
Course Code: 
R250

Introduction to Central Asian History

This COURSE carries COLL S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/christopher-i-beckwith
Course Code: 
R191

Islamic-Hagiography of Central Asia

This course will provide a general survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Islamic Central Asia from the 16th century down to the Russian conquest. Introductory lectures will outline the geographical and ethnic context of Central Asian history, and the political and social legacies of the Mongol conquest in Central Asia; developments in sedentary Central Asia under Timurid rule and the emergence of the nomadic Uzbek confederation in the steppe will be given special attention, before turning to the Uzbek conquest of Central Asia at the beginning of the 16th century.

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R629

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