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CEUS-R 362/562  Mongolian Civilization and Folk Culture
Gy├Ârgy Kara

Introduction to Mongolian traditional civilization: elements of the material culture (dwelling, wear, food, transport, warfare, hunting, animal husbandry, crafts, agriculture, orientation, reckoning of time, etc.), social and spiritual life (kinship, wedding, family, birth, name, childhood, toys and games, races, medicine, death; folk religion, Buddhism and monastic lore, shamanism, beliefs and ideals, values and taboos, omens, divinatory practices), folk arts (music, oral literature, dance, etc.).

No knowledge of Mongolian is required.

Requirements: Graduates: Evaluation is based on term paper - an essay, a translation or a review article of about 10 pages (60%) and attendance (40%).
Undergraduates: Evaluation is based on term paper - an essay, a translation or a review article of about 5 pages (60%) and attendance (40%).