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Course List :: Course Offerings

This is a listing of all courses pertaining to the Central Eurasian field which are offered by Departmental faculty. Not all of the courses listed here are taught every year. The Department offers between 50 and 60 courses each semester.


Undergraduate Area Courses

Course Number Course Credits Instructor
R110 Central Asia: Cultures & Customs 3 Staff
R191 Introduction to Central Eurasia 3 Beckwith
R199 Introductory Topics in Central Eurasian 1-4 Staff
R213 Islam in Central Asia 3 Staff
R250 Intro to the Ancient Near East 3 Choksy
R251 Post-Taliban Afghanistan and the War on Terror 3 Shahrani
R260 The Great Wall of China 3 Staff
R270 The Civilization of Tibet 3 Sperling
R281 Turkish Literature in Translation 3 Silay
R290 Introduction to Central Asia, Mongolia, and Tibet 3 Staff
R291 Inner Asian Religious Beliefs 3 DeWeese
R292 Introduction to Turkic and Iranian Civilization 3 Staff
R294 Introduction to Hungary, Estonia, and Finland 3 Staff
R299 Intermediate Topics in Central Eurasian Studies 1-4 Staff
R302 Finland in the 20th Century 3 Raun
R304 Modern Finnish Literature 3 Staff
R309 Topics in Baltic-Finnish Studies   Staff
R310 Introduction to Central Asian History 3 Sela
R311 Travelers and Explorers in Central Asia 3 Sela
R312 Shrine and Pilgrimage in Central Asian Islam 3 DeWeese
R313 Islam in the Soviet Union and Successor States 3 DeWeese
R314 Islamization in Inner Asia 3 DeWeese
R315 Politics and Society in Central Asia 3 Fierman
R316 Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia 3 Shahrani
R329 Topics in Central Asian Studies   Staff
R330 Politics in Modern Xinjiang 3 Bovingdon
R331 Grave Robers, Missionaries, and Spies: Foreign Adventurers in Chinese Turkistan 3 Bovingdon
R332 History of Xinjiang to 1911 3 Bovingdon
R333 Cultures and Civilization of Xinjiang 3 Bovingdon
R340 Intro to Hungarian Studies 3 Hooker
R342 Roma Gypsy History and Culture 3 Hooker
R349 Topics in Hungarian Studies   Hooker
R351 Prophets, Poets, and Kings:  Iranian Civilization 3 Choksy
R352 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 3 Shahrani
R354 Persian Literature in Translation 3 Losensky
R359 Topics in Iranian Studies   Staff
R360 Modern Mongolia 3 Atwood
R361 Mongolia's Middle Ages 3 Atwood
R362 Mongolian Civilization & Folk Culture 3 Kara
R364 Shamanism and Folk Religion of the Mongols 3 Kara
R369 Topics in Mongolian Studies   Staff
R370 Introduction to the History of Tibet 3 Sperling
R371 Tibet & the West 3 Sperling
R372 Sino-Tibetan Relations 3 Sperling
R373 The Religions of Tibet 3 Staff
R379 Topics in Tibetan Studies   Staff
R380 Literature of the Ottoman Court in Translation 3 Silay
R382 Cultural History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3 Silay
R383 Ten Sultans, One Empire: Ottoman Classical Age 1300-1600 3 Staff
R389 Topics in Turkish Studies   Staff
R392 The Uralic Peoples and Cultures 3 Raun
R393 The Mongol Century 3 Atwood
R394 EnvironmentalProblems and Social Constraints in Northern and Central Eurasia 3 Zlotin
R395 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia 3 Bovingdon
R399 Topics in Central Eurasian Studies   Staff
R411 Ethnic History of Central Asia 3 Sela
R412 Central Asia Under Russian Rule 3 Sela
R413 Islamic Central Asia in the 16th-19th Centuries 3 DeWeese
R414 The Yasavi Sufis and Central Asian Islam 3 DeWeese
R415 Yasavi Sufis and Central Asian Islam 3 DeWeese
R416 Religion and Power in Islamic Central Asia 3 DeWeese
R441 Art & Music of 19th & 20th Central Hungary 3 Hooker
R461 Mongolian Literature and Folklore 3 Kara
R462 Modern Inner Mongolia 3 Atwood
R467 Mongolic Writing Systems 3 Kara
R493 Theorizing Central Eurasia: The Problems of Nationalism 3 Bovingdon
R494 Uralic Linguistics 3 Staff

 

Graduate Area Courses

R501 Baltic States since 1918 3 Raun
R502 Finland in the 20th Century 3 Raun
R504 Modern Finnish Literature 3 Staff
R508 Estonian Culture and Civilization 3 Raun
R509 Topics in Baltic-Finnish Studies   Staff
R510 Introduction to Central Asian History 3 Sela
R511 Travelers and Explorers in Central Asia 3 Sela
R512 Shrine & Pilgrimage in Central Asian Islam 3 DeWeese
R513 Islam in the Soviet Union and Successor States 3 DeWeese
R514 Islamization in Inner Asia 3 DeWeese
R515 Politics and Society in Central Asia 3 Fierman
R516 Peoples and Cultures of Central Asia 3 Shahrani
R527 Post-Soviet Central Asia: Politics, Economy and Foreign Policy 3 Fierman
R528 Post-Soviet Transition in Central Asia 3 Fierman
R529 Topics in Central Asian Studies   Staff
R530 Politics in Modern Xinjiang 3 Bovingdon
R531 Grave Robers, Missionaries, and Spies: Foreign Adventurers in Chinese Turkistan 3 Bovingdon
R532 History of Xinjiang 3 Bovingdon
R533 Cultures and Civilization of Xinjiang 3 Bovingdon
R540 Intro to Hungarian Studies 3 Staff
R542 Roma Gypsy History and Culture 3 Hooker
R547 East Central European Cities in Comparative Perspective 3 Hooker
R549 Topics in Hungarian Studies   Staff
R551 Prophets, Poets, and Kings:  Iranian Civilization 3 Choksy
R552 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East 3 Shahrani
R554 Persian Literature in Translation 3 Losensky
R559 Topics in Iranian Studies   Staff
R560 Modern Mongolia 3 Atwood
R561 Mongolia's Middle Ages 3 Atwood
R562 Mongolian Civilization & Folk Culture 3 Kara
R563 Mongolian Historical Writings 3 Kara
R564 Shamanism and Folk Religion of the Mongols 3 Kara
R569 Topics in Mongolian Studies   Staff
R570 Introduction to the History of Tibet 3 Sperling
R571 Tibet & the West 3 Sperling
R572 Sino-Tibetan Relations 3 Sperling
R573 The Religions of Tibet 3 Staff
R579 Topics in Tibetan Studies   Staff
R580 Literature of the Ottoman Court in Translation 3 Silay
R582 Cultural History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 3 Silay
R583 Ten Sultans, One Empire: Ottoman Classical Age 1300-1600 3 Staff
R589 Topics in Turkish Studies   Staff
R592 The Uralic Peoples and Cultures 3 Raun
R593 The Mongol Century 3 Atwood
R594 Environmental Problems and Social Constraints in Northern and Central Eurasia 3 Zlotin
R595 Politics of Identity in China and Inner Asia 3 Bovingdon
R596 Rus, Khazars, and Bolgars 3 Lazzerini
R599 Topics in Central Eurasian Studies   Staff
R600 Advanced Readings in Baltic-Finnish Studies   Staff
R610 Advanced Readings in Central Asian Studies   Staff
R611 Ethnic History of Central Asia 3 Sela
R612 Central Asia under Russian Rule 3 Sela
R613 Islamic Central Asia in the 16th-19th Centuries 3 DeWeese
R614 Yasavi Sufis and Central Asian Islam 3 DeWeese
R615 The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition in Central Asia 3 DeWeese
R616 Religion and Power in Islamic Central Asia 3 DeWeese
R627 Islam and Modernity in Central Eurasia 3 Lazzerini
R628 Russia's Orient 3 Lazzerini
R629 Islamic Hagiography of Central Asia 3 DeWeese
R640 Advanced Readings in Hungarian Studies   Staff
R641 Art & Music of 19th & 20th Central Hungary 3 Hooker
R642 Bela Bartok: Composer in Context 3 Hooker
R649 The Roma Through History, Music, and Film 3 Hooker
R650 Advanced Readings in Iranian Studies   Staff
R660 Advanced Readings in Mongolian Studies   Staff
R661 Mongolian Literature & Folklore 3 Kara
R662 Modern Inner Mongolia 3 Atwood
R666 Mongolian Languages and Dialects 3 Kara
R667 Mongolic Writing Systems 3 Kara
R670 Advanced Readings in Tibetan Studies   Staff
R680 Advanced Readings in Turkish Studies   Staff
R690 Advanced Readings in Central Eurasian Studies   Staff
R691 MA Thesis Research 3 Staff
R693 Theorizing Central Eurasia: The Problems of Nationalism 3 Bovingdon
R694 Uralic Linguistics 3 Staff
R695 Altaic Linguistics 3 Staff
R696 Manchu Historical Sources 3 Kara
R697 Soviet & Post-Soviet Nationalities and Problems 3 Fierman
R698 Empire and Ethnicity in Modern Russian History 3 Raun
R699 Central Eurasian Languages 3 Beckwith
R700 Seminar in Baltic-Finish Studies   Staff
R710 Seminar in Central Asian Studies   Staff
R711 Seminar on the Comparative Study of Central Asia and the Middle East 3 Shahrani
R712 Seminar on Central Asian Nomadic Pastoralism 3 Shahrani
R713 Sources for the Study of Central Asian History 3 Sela
R740 Seminar in Hungarian Studies 3 Staff
R750 Seminar in Iranian Studies 3 Staff
R760 Seminar in Mongolian Studies 3 Staff
R761 Ordos Documents 3 Atwood
R770 Seminar in Tibetan Studies 3 Sperling
R771 Intro to Chinese Sources for Tibetan Studies 3 Sperling
R780 Seminar in Turkish Studies 3 Staff
R790 Seminar in Central Eurasian Studies 3 Staff
R890 Ph.D Thesis   Staff

Graduate Language Courses

Language Course Number Course Name Credits Instructor
Azerbaijani T583-T584 Introductory Azerbaijani I-II 3-3 Staff
T683-T684 Intermediate Azerbaijani I-II 3-3 Staff
Chagatay T623 Chagatay 3 DeWeese
Estonian T503-T504 Introductory Estonian I-II 3-3 Kivik
T603-T604 Intermediate Estonian I-II 3-3 Kivik
T703-T704 Advanced Estonian I-II 3-3 Kivik
  T803 ADLS Estonian 3 Kivik
Finnish T501-T502 Introductory Finnish I-II 3-3 Taurama
T601-T602 Intermediate Finnish I-II 3-3 Taurama
T701-T702 Advanced Finnish I-II 3-3 Taurama
T801 ADLS Finnish 3 Taurama
       
Hungarian T541-T542 Introductory Hungarian I-II 3-3 Varga
T641-T642 Intermediate Hungarian I-II 3-3 Varga
T741-T742 Advanced Hungarian I-II 3-3 Varga
T841 ADLS Hungarian 3 Varga
Kazakh T513-T514 Introductory Kazakh I-II 3-3 Staff
T613-T614 Intermediate Kazakh I-II 3-3 Staff
T713-T714 Advanced Kazakh I-II 3-3 Staff
  T813 ADLS Kazakh 3 Staff
Mongolian T561-T562 Introductory Mongolian I-II 3-3 Tserenchunt
T661-T662 Intermediate Mongolian I-II 3-3 Tserenchunt
T761-T762 Advanced Mongolian I-II 3-3 Tserenchunt
T861 ADLS Mongolian 3 Tserenchunt
T663-T664 Classical Mongolian I-II
3-3 Kara
Pashto T553-T554 Introductory Pashto I-II 3-3 Inomkhojayev
T653-T654 Intermediate Pashto I-II 3-3 Inomkhojayev
  T753-T754 Advanced Pashto I-II 3-3 Rahman Arman
Persian T551-T552 Introductory Persian I-II 3-3 Daneshgar
  T651-T652 Intermediate Persian I-II 3-3 Daneshgar
  T751-T752 Advanced Persian I-II 3-3 Losensky/Choksy
  T851 ADLS Persian 3 Staff
  T656 Middle Iranian Languages 3 Choksy
  T658 Old Iranian Languages - Avestan 3 Choksy
  T659 Research in Classical Persian Texts 3 Losensky
Tajik T515-T516 Introductory Tajik I-II 3-3 Staff
T615-T616 Intermediate Tajik I-II 3-3 Staff
Tibetan T571-T572 Introductory Tibetan I-II 3-3 Rabsal
T671-T672 Intermediate Tibetan I-II 3-3 Rabsal
T771-T772 Advanced Tibetan I-II 3-3 Rabsal
T871 ADLS Tibetan 3 Rabsal
T573 Practical Tibetan 3 Staff
T673 Old Tibetan 3 Beckwith
T674 Amdo Dialect Tibetan 3 Staff
T676 Readings in Modern Tibetan Texts 3 Sperling
Turkish T581-T582 Introductory Turkish I-II 3-3 Ariogul
  T681-T682 Intermediate Turkish I-II 3-3 Ozcelik
  T781-T782 Advanced Turkish I-II 3-3 Silay
  T881 ADLS Turkish 3 Staff
  T685-T686 Introductory Ottoman Turkish I-II 3-3 Silay
  T687-T688 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I-II 3-3 Silay
  T785-786 Media Turkish 3-3 Silay
Turkmen T517-T518 Introductory Turkmen I-II 3-3 Staff
T617-T618 Intermediate Turkmen I-II 3-3 Staff
Uyghur T531-T532 Introductory Uyghur I-II 3-3 Nazarova
T631-T632 Intermediate Uyghur I-II 3-3 Nazarova
T731-T732 Advanced Uyghur I-II 3-3 Nazarova
  T831 ADLS Uyghur 3 Nazarova
Uzbek T511-T512 Introductory Uzbek I-II 3-3 Hodjaev
T611-T612 Intermediate Uzbek I-II 3-3 Hodjaev
T711-T712 Advanced Uzbek I-II 3-3 Hodjaev
T811 ADLS Uzbek 3 Hodjaev
Misc T598 Aramaic 3 Beckwith
  T690 Introduction to Manchu 3 Kara
T691 Old Turkic 3 Kara
T692 Intro to Evenki 3 Kara
T693 Introduction to Sakha (Yakut) 3 Kara
T891 ADLS Central Eurasian Languages 3 Staff


Undergraduate Language Courses

Language Course Number Course Name Credits Instructor
Azerbaijani T183-T184 Introductory Azerbaijani I-II 4-4 Daneshgar
T283-T284 Intermediate Azerbaijani I-II 4-4 Staff
Estonian T103-T104 Introductory Estonian I-II 4-4 Kivik
T203-T204 Intermediate Estonian I-II 4-4 Kivik
  T303-T304 Advanced Estonian I-II 4-4 Kivik
Finnish T101-T102 Introductory Finnish I-II 4-4 Paivo
T201-T202 Intermediate Finnish I-II 4-4 Paivo
  T301-T302 Advanced Finnish I-II 4-4 Paivo
Hungarian T141-T142 Introductory Hungarian I-II 4-4 Varga
T241-T242 Intermediate Hungarian I-II 4-4 Varga
  T341-T342 Advanced Hungarian I-II 4-4 Varga
Kazakh T113-T114 Introductory Kazakh I-II 4-4 Staff
T213-T214 Intermediate Kazakh I-II 4-4 Staff
  T313-T314 Advanced Kazakh I-II 4-4 Staff
Mongolian T161-T162 Introductory Mongolian I-II 4-4 Tserenchunt
T261-T262 Intermediate Mongolian I-II 4-4 Tserenchunt
  T361-T362 Advanced Mongolian I-II 4-4 Tserenchunt
  T363-T364 Classical Mongolian I-II 4-4 Kara
Pashto T153-T154 Introductory Pashto I-II 4-4 Inomkhojayev
T253-T254 Intermediate Pashto I-II 4-4 Inomkhojayev
  T353-T354 Advanced Pashto I-II 4-4 Staff
Persian T151-T152 Introductory Persian I-II 4-4 Daneshgar
T251-T252 Intermediate Persian I-II 4-4 Daneshgar
  T351-T352 Advanced Persian I-II 4-4 Losensky/Choksy
  T356 Middle Iranian Languages 4 Choksy
  T358 Old Iranian Languages - Avestan 4 Choksy
  T359 Research in Classical Persian Texts 4 Losensky
Tajik T115-T116 Introductory Tajik I-II 4-4 Staff
T215-T216 Intermediate Tajik I-II 4-4 Staff
  T315-T316 Advanced Tajik I-II 4-4 Staff
Tibetan T171-T172 Introductory Tibetan I-II 4-4 Rabsal
T271-T272 Intermediate Tibetan I-II 4-4 Rabsal
  T371-T372 Advanced Tibetan I-II 4-4 Rabsal
  T476 Readings in Modern Tibetan Texts 4 Staff
Turkish T181-T182 Introductory Turkish I-II 4-4 Colak
T281-T282 Intermediate Turkish I-II 4-4 Jones
  T381-T382 Advanced Turkish I-II 4-4 Silay
  T485-T496 Media Turkish I-II 4-4 Silay
Turkmen T117-T118 Introductory Turkmen I-II 4-4 Staff
T217-T218 Intermediate Turkmen I-II 4-4 Staff
Uyghur T131-T132 Introductory Uyghur I-II 4-4 Nazarova
T231-T232 Intermediate Uyghur I-II 4-4 Nazarova
  T331-T332 Advanced Uyghur I-II 4-4 Nazarova
Uzbek T111-T112 Introductory Uzbek I-II 4-4 Hodjaev
T211-T212 Intermediate Uzbek I-II 4-4 Hodjaev
T311-T312 Advanced Uzbek I-II 4-4 Hodjaev