MESAS190-002: Freshmen Seminar in MESAS

Topic: Language/Power in Iran/C.Asia

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
DaysTimeLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS #
4:00pm - 5:15pm
Callaway Center S109
Samei, Hossein
Appropriate for First Year students.

Exclusively for first-year students. Seminar provides introduction to various historical, religious, cultural, and linguistic aspects of the Middle East and South Asia. Topics vary.

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This course is an introduction to the language diversity and language policies in Central Asia including Iran and Afghanistan. The course begins with a general discussion on how linguistic diversity and power struggle affect each other. As a case study, we will then focus on modern Persian speaking countries - Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and their neighboring countries, examine linguistic situation in this region and the emergence of modern nation states in which a national language has been a pivotal factor.

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