GNS/​HISTORY  265 — AN INTRODUCTION TO CENTRAL ASIA: FROM THE SILK ROUTE TO AFGHANISTAN

3 credits.

Examination of human geography, ethnicity, nomadism and pastoralism, oases cultures, religion and international politics of the silk routes of central Asia. Enroll Info: Not open to students with credit for HIST 265 prior to Fall 2018.

GNS 332 — SECOND SEMESTER KAZAKH

4 credits.

Building on skills learned in first semester Kazakh, learn to communicate in more extended situations. Information on holidays, traditions and colloquial phrases will be introduced. Pays special attention to reading and writing and to vocabulary expansion. Enroll Info: None

GNS 339 — FIRST SEMESTER TURKISH

4 credits.

Provides an introduction to the Turkish language, which is spoken by more than 80 million people in Turkey and Europe. Work within four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Learn to communicate in Turkish in authentic situations. Turkish will be used as the primary language in classroom instructions, with minimal use of English. Enroll Info: None

GNS 340 — SECOND SEMESTER TURKISH

4 credits.

Building on skills learned in first semester Turkish, learn to communicate in more extended situations. Information on holidays, traditions and colloquial phrases will be introduced. Besides everyday Turkish, learn written Turkish such as formal letters, orders and messages. Pays special attention to reading and writing and to vocabulary expansion. Enroll Info: None

GNS 431 — THIRD SEMESTER KAZAKH

4 credits.

Continues the study of the Kazakh language with an emphasis on four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking in order to develop proficiency at the intermediate level. The primary goal is to improve communication in Kazakh. Instruction will emphasize the language that is relevant to situations that students are likely to encounter if they travel to or live in Kazakhstan. The secondary goal of the course is to improve students' understanding of Kazakh society and culture. Enroll Info: None

GNS 432 — FOURTH SEMESTER KAZAKH

4 credits.

Continue to learn more about the Kazakh language through history, literature and art, in order to better understand its cultural codes. Enroll Info: None

GNS 439 — THIRD SEMESTER TURKISH

4 credits.

Continues the study of the Turkish language, focusing on four language skills--listening, reading, writing, and speaking--in order to develop proficiency at the intermediate level. Improve communication in Turkish. Instruction will emphasize the language that is relevant to situations that students are likely to encounter if they travel to or live in Turkey. The secondary goal of the course is to improve students' understanding of Turkish society and culture. Enroll Info: None

GNS 440 — FOURTH SEMESTER TURKISH

4 credits.

Continues the study of the Turkish language, focusing on four language skills--listening, reading, writing, and speaking--in order to develop proficiency at the intermediate level. In addition to the topics covered in previous semesters, learn more about the language through history, literature and art, in order to better understand its cultural codes. Enroll Info: None

GNS 531 — FIFTH SEMESTER KAZAKH

3 credits.

Building on skills developed in previous coursework, develop proficiency at the advanced level in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Enroll Info: None

GNS 532 — SIXTH SEMESTER KAZAKH

3 credits.

Building on skills developed in fifth semester Kazakh, develop proficiency at the advanced level in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Enroll Info: None

GNS 539 — FIFTH SEMESTER TURKISH AND AZERI

3 credits.

Continues the study of the Turkish languages combined with Azerbaijani, which is a Turkic language closely related to Turkish. Learn Azerbaijani written in the Latin alphabet and its minor differences from Turkish. Develop proficiency at the advanced level in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Turkish and in Azerbaijani. Enroll Info: None

GNS 540 — SIXTH SEMESTER TURKISH AND AZERI

3 credits.

A continuation of the study of Turkish language with Azerbaijani. Practice in understanding and employing Turkish at an advanced level, including spoken and written language in colloquial and professional modes. Analysis and interpretation of texts from a grammatical and cultural perspective. Enroll Info: None

GNS 624 — PROSEMINAR IN CENTRAL ASIAN HISTORY

3 credits.

Introduction to the historiography of the Golden Horde and the Tatar, Kazak, and Uzbek nations; impact on Russia; Russian colonialism in Central Asia; innovative approaches to social and economic history. Enroll Info: Not open to students with credit for LCA 640 prior to Fall 2019

GNS 700 — GRADUATE SEMINAR IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

3 credits.

Promotes the academic and professional development of graduate students in the humanities, in particular in the fields of German, Scandinavian, and Slavic studies. Students create and critique conference presentations, grant proposals, books reviews, CVs, and other important academic documents. The seminar includes visits from faculty in the various programs of German, Nordic, and Slavic. Enroll Info: None