NES 3612

NES 3612

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023. Courses of Study 2023-2024 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3612ANTHR 6612NES 6612

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18682 NES 3612   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person