Afghanistan: Crossroads of Empires to America's Longest War

1461 [CRN: 15462]

The primary goal of this seminar is to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Afghanistan’s history on topics ranging from geography and society to key events and personalities. Second, the course is designed to provide more sophisticated understandings of Afghanistan’s politics and cultures, by contextualizing ongoing developments concerning the country and its people, relations with its neighbors, and role in the modern world. Third, we'll illustrate Afghanistan's unique status as a transregional borderland between three "Area Studies" in US academia—Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia—providing a springboard for advanced study or work in one or more fields. E
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