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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.
This course will investigate the social and political histories of Afghanistan from the late 19th century through the present day. Drawing from religious treatises, intellectual histories, ethnographies, literature, and film we will examine historical events and cultural developments from a diverse set of theoretical approaches. Topics will include colonialism and its legacies, the experiences of minoritized groups, alternative forms of nationalism, Afghan religious discourses, the role of Marxism and Islamic socialism, gender and politics, the war on terror, and more. Ultimately, it is the objective of the course to explore the diverse cultural, political, and material worlds that have shaped collective life in Afghanistan in the 20th and 21st centuries.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- R Goldwin Smith Hall G24
- Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
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