ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Section: 101 Understanding Afghanistan
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate Standing
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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An intensive interdisciplinary exploration of the history, culture, politics, and economics of modern Afghanistan, with attention paid both to internal dynamics and external foreign relations. Students will read a range of recent and classic literature (in English) on the Afghan state and its constituent parts since the 18th century, with an emphasis on understanding contemporary issues and the problems confronting Afghanistan today. After a series of exploratory and orientation sessions, students will carry out independent research on a topic of contemporary relevance, and will lead class discussions on their assigned theme. One book or film review and a longer term paper, and a final exam. Class will be mostly discussion format, with occasional lectures as needed.

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
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101 (SEM)
TuTh 9:00AM - 12:00PM
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