CEUS-R 199 Gateway to Central Asia: Cultures and Traditions (#33348) 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 (#37177) Tues & Thurs 4:15-6:45 PM
CEUS-R 309 Estonia’s Place: Borders and Neighbors (#33351) Mon & Wed 5:30-8:00 PM
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.