ASIAN 338 - Humanities Topics in South Asian Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Introduction to Classical Mongolian Language and Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one previous course on South Asia. Students are not permitted to elect the same topic twice.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Would you like the chance to lay claim to one of the most endangered languages of the modern world that is truly one of a kind? A language that can unlock the stories of the Mongol Empire, the largest land empire ever to be established in history, songs of the endless green steppe, legendary epics of heroic god-kings, the secrets of the oldest shamans on earth, and open the gateway to travel and adventure in the wildest and least human-populated place on earth, Mongolia. This course will introduce the basics of classical Mongolian language whilst providing a colorful overview of Mongolian history, culture, customs, songs, food, traditions, and religion. By the end of the course, students will have gained the level of elementary level classical Mongolian language abilities and knowledge of Mongolian culture and customs that would be necessary for travel, study abroad, work experience, or volunteering in Mongolia.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate students with an interest in religion, history, philosophy, Asia, Buddhism, and Mongolia

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly


ASIAN 338 - Humanities Topics in South Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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