GOVT 2847

GOVT 2847

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Afghanistan is the land of paradoxes and is constantly in the headlines of the world's news. It is a country that is often spoken about and yet so rarely heard from. Since 1747 until the present, this region has experienced a series of unstable states and complicated political situations. The quarrels and disputes within and concerning Afghanistan are a challenge for other countries and have directly affected other countries politically and militarily. The questions we will consider in this course are many and include: Why has Afghanistan been important for many empires over the millennia? How did this region become "Afghanistan"? Why has the political situation in Afghanistan so affected other countries, such as elections here in the United States? Why did the US and its allies invade Afghanistan and why did they withdraw without any commitment to the people of Afghanistan? To what effect were thousands of American and allied soldiers killed in Afghanistan?

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, CA-AS)
Course Subfield (IR)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18899 GOVT 2847   LEC 001

    • MW White Hall 110
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Hozoori, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person