Thursday, March 6, 2014
Department of Central Eurasian Studies
2nd Eight Weeks Courses – Spring 2014
CEUS-R 199 Gateway to Central Asia: Cultures and Traditions
Mon & Wed 5:30-8:00 PM
In this course, students will learn about the geography, history and unique culture, cuisine, music hospitality, traditions and customs mainly of Muslim people inhabiting Central Asia by reading texts, watching videos and movies, and attending the presentations of the guest speakers from Central Asian countries.
CEUS-R 299 Symbols, Icons, and Alphabets: Writing Systems in Asia
Tues & Thurs 4:15-6:45 PM
CEUS-R 309 Estonia’s Place: Borders and Neighbors
Mon & Wed 5:30-8:00 PM
Since the 13th century a battleground ruled by Danish and German knights, the Swedish king and the Russian Czars, Stalin and Hitler, and Stalin with his successors once again. Cut off from the West by the Iron Curtain for almost fifty years. Now it’s a European Union and NATO member, and the birthplace of Skype.
Where is this place, exactly, and why would you want to know? How did it all happen? Who are Frank and Wendy and why are they in Estonia? This course will take a look at how the country’s location and historical contacts have shaped its culture, language and identity and how they continue doing so today. We will also observe the very local factor of Estonia’s geographical place, the latitude and the landscape in relationship with culture.
The course will put Estonia on the physical and cultural map by reading a novel, poetry, texts about society, environment, literature and cultural history. We will watch documentaries, feature films and cartoons and learn about some concepts central to cultural studies along the way.
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Dhar India Studies
Spring Lecture Series
“The Andhra Movement, Hyderabad State and the Origins of the Telangana Demand:
Public Life and Political Discourse in South India,
Rama Mantena, University of Illinois, Chicago
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
India House, 825 E. 8th St.
The Dhar India Studies Program's Spring Lecture Series events are free,
and open to the public.
India House is located at 825 E. 8th Street (corner of 8th and Woodlawn).
For more information:
Contact us at India@indiana.edu or 812.855.5798
PRESENTER: Ori Tavor (Pre-modern Chinese Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
TOPIC: Axial Age Religiosity and the Rise of Moral Theology in China
DATE: 12:00PM-1:15PM, Friday, March 7
LOCATION: Ballantine Hall Room 004
LSTU-L 110 Introduction to Labor Studies: Labor & Society 3 cr. Class Numbers 21810, 22034, 22035 and 28559. This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary and advocacy approach of labor studies. Exploring labor’s role in society, the class will look at how unions have changed the lives of working people and contributed to better social policies. Discussions will highlight the relationship of our work lives to our non-work lives and will look at U.S. labor relations in a comparative framework.
LSTU-L 205 Contemporary Labor Problems 3 cr. Class Number 24087. This course examines some of the major problems confronting society, workers, and the labor movement. Topics may include automation, unemployment, international trade, environmental problems, minority and women’s rights, community relations, and changing government policies.
Monday, March 3, 2014
March 4, 5pm | IMU Room 378 (SLL Conference room)
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