REES-560-01 Security Issues in Central Asia
Spring for 2015-2016
Burghart, D.
This course is designed as an advanced introduction to Central Asia, focusing on the five former Soviet republics. The goal of the course is to provide students with a broad base of knowledge that will allow them to accurately interpret current events in the region and to set their own agendas for further exploration. The first half of the course will provide a background to the region, with a special emphasis on the 20th century. The second half of the course will cover contemporary issues relating to the region's security. Course requirements include class participation, a mid-term, class presentation and a final paper. Some background in Soviet studies or the Muslim world is desirable for this course, but not required. Enthusiasm and a desire to learn will overcome any lack of background.

Credits: 03
Prerequisites: None
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