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Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Prophets, Poets, Kings: Iranian Civilization

Regions Covered: 
Iran
Historical Central Eurasia

This course traces the history of Iranians from ancient times through the Arab conquest to today. It focuses on institutions, religions, secular and ecclesiastic hierarchies, minorities, devotional and communal change, and Iranian influences on Islam. Visual and archeological aids will be used. No previous knowledge or course work required.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/jamsheed-choksy
Course Code: 
R551
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

Oil, Islam, and Geopolitics

Regions Covered: 
Afghanistan
China
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Historical Central Eurasia

Introduction to the politics of modern Central Asia, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reference to the timely themes of energy politics, global Islam, and geopolitics.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/gardner-bovingdon-0
Course Code: 
R192
When Taught: 
Fall 2012

Empire of the Mongols

This course is an introduction to the Mongols Empire of the 13th century—the largest land empire in the world. In the class, we will look at the Mongols’ unique steppe nomadic lifestyle, how it prepared them for military success, and then how Chinggis Khan (known in the West as Genghis) added rapid adaption to siege warfare and governmental institutions to that foundation.

Regions Covered: 
Mongolia
Historical Central Eurasia
Course Code: 
R193
When Taught: 
Spring 2013

The Civilization of Tibet

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

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Historical Central Eurasia
Course Code: 
R270
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

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