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Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Religion and Power in Islamic Central Asia

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

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R616

The Yasavi Sufis and Central Asian Islam

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

Regions Covered: 
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R614

Islamic Central Asia in the 16th-19th Century

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

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R613

Central Asia under Russian Rule

This class carries COLL S & H distribution credit

“Central Asia under Russian Rule” surveys the history of the complex relations between Russia and Central Asia. We will explore the Russian expansion into the region in the 16th century and the conquest of Central Asia in the 19th century, discuss the political and social developments under Russian rule, and conclude with the emergence of modern nations in Soviet Central Asia in the 1920s.

Regions Covered: 
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/ron-sela
Course Code: 
R612

Ethnic History of Central Asia

This course carries S & H distribution credit

The course is a survey of ethnic history of Central Asia from the first centuries A.D. to the present time. Central Asia is defined as the western part of Inner Asia; it stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) in the east, and belongs culturally to the Islamic world.

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/ron-sela
Course Code: 
R611

Islam and Modernity in Central Eurasia

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Tatarstan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

Current events have brought the Islamic religion and its putative supporters to the headlines of the daily media, usually in ways that emphasize the Arab-Israeli conflict and/or the equally painful results of terrorist acts and smart bombs.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/edward-lazzerini-0
Course Code: 
R627
When Taught: 
Spring 2013

Uralic Peoples and Cultures

This course carries S & H distribution credit

Regions Covered: 
Estonia
Finland
Hungary
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/toivo-raun-0
Course Code: 
R592

Introduction to the History of Tibet

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

This course will survey Tibet's history from its earliest period up through the present day. Students will become acquainted with several facets of Tibet's history, including the Tibetan empire of the 7th-9th centuries, the impact of Buddhism on Tibetan political and social structures, aspects of Tibet's relations with neighboring peoples, the development of the Dalai Lama's government, and the current issue of Tibet. This course has been approved for credit as a culture option course.

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Course Code: 
R570

Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia

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

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/m-nazif-shahrani
Course Code: 
R516

Islamization in Inner Asia

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

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/devin-deweese
Course Code: 
R514

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