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Central Eurasian Studies Minor

CEurasiaThis interdisciplinary area studies minor within the international studies program seeks to offer students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Central Eurasia. It draws on the existing strengths of a number of departments and faculty members at The College of New Jersey. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Deborah Hutton


Core (2 course units)

Select two of the following course units:

  • HIS  341: Islamic History from Muhammed to the Ottomans
  • HIS  344: Commodities, Commerce, and Exchange of Ideas
  • HIS  345: Mystics, Merchants, and Monarchs in Early Modern Central Eurasia
  • HIS  346: Modern Central Asia
  • HIS  349: The Soviet Union

Options (3 course units)

The minor requires three additional course units for a total of five courses drawn from at least three disciplines, chosen by the student from the recommended list or by advisement. Three of the five courses must be at the 300 level or above.

  • AAH  217: Arts of the Islamic World
  • AAH  315: Arts and Iran
  • ECO  345: Comparative Economic Systems
  • HIS  302: Hellenistic World
  • HIS  331: Silk and Religion
  • HIS  332: Topics in Eurasian and Middle Eastern History (with appropriate topic)
  • HIS  332: Topics/Pre-Islamic Imperial Iran
  • HIS  332: Topics/Islamic Mysticism and Shrines
  • HIS  342: Modern Middle East
  • HIS  347: Siberia
  • HIS  348: Imperial Russia, 1584-1917
  • HIS  454: Readings Seminar in History: Modern Eurasia
  • HIS  455: Readings Seminar in History: Early Eurasia
  • HON  230: Islam in Comparative Perspective
  • POL  250: Politics and Society in Developing Countries
  • POL  352: Comparative Politics of Development
  • POL  357: Middle East Politics
  • POL  380: International Political Economy
  • POL  390: Tutorial in Political Science (with appropriate topic)
  • REL  113: slam and Islamic Thought