GNS/​FOLKLORE  200 — FOLKLORE OF CENTRAL, EASTERN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

3 credits.

Folklore of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe and among emigrants from these regions in North America. A survey of genres of folklore, history of research, and modes of interpretation, past and present. Enroll Info: None

GNS/​ENVIR ST  210 — CULTURES OF SUSTAINABILITY: CENTRAL, EASTERN, AND NORTHERN EUROPE

3 credits.

Exploration of the ideals and realities of sustainability in Central, Northern and East European contexts. Cultural, historical, environmental and other perspectives on sustainability on a local and global scale. Enroll Info: None

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 324 — LITERATURES OF CENTRAL ASIA

3 credits.

Critical survey of the development of medieval and modern literatures of the peoples of Central Asia from pre-Islamic times to the present with selected readings in English translation. Enroll Info: Students who have taken LCA 314 prior to fall 2019 may not enroll in this course.

GNS 329 — ELEMENTARY SUMMER IMMERSION TURKISH

8 credits.

Provides students with 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. Provides to communicate in more extended situations in Turkish. 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: Students must be admitted to the summer Turkish immersion program in order to enroll

GNS 331 — FIRST SEMESTER KAZAKH

4 credits.

Provides an introduction to the Kazakh language, which is a Turkic language spoken by about 11 million people in Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Iran. Work within four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Learn to communicate in Kazakh in authentic situations. Kazakh will be used as the primary language in classroom instructions, with minimal use of English for explanations of grammar. Enroll Info: None

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 351 — FIRST SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Introductory study of a Central Eurasian study, including introductory grammar to read, write and speak about daily life and interactions in the topic language. Upon completion, student can expect to possess a firm grammatical foundation for further study of oral and written Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek. Enroll Info: None

GNS 352 — SECOND SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Introductory study of a Central Eurasian study, including introductory grammar to read, write and speak about daily life and interactions in the topic language. Upon completion, student can expect to possess a firm grammatical foundation for further study of oral and written Tajik, Uyghur, or Uzbek. Enroll Info: None

GNS 429 — INTERMEDIATE SUMMER IMMERSION TURKISH

8 credits.

Continues the study of the Turkish language with an emphasis 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. Students are deeply engaged in Turkish culture through history, literature, art and politics. Enroll Info: Students should have completed GNS 340 or GNS 329. Students must be admitted to the summer Turkish immersion program to enroll.

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 451 — THIRD SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Third semester level language taught in an intensive 8-week summer language program. Enroll Info: None

GNS 452 — FOURTH SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Introduces intermediate-level communication skills in Central Eurasian languages in varying settings. Students will learn a wide range of vocabulary, grammar structure and pragmatic usage in situated dialogues. They will improve four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and pragmatic competence through interactive and meaningful in-class activities and after-class assignments. Enroll Info: None

GNS 529 — ADVANCED SUMMER IMMERSION TURKISH

8 credits.

Continues the study of the Turkish language with an emphasis on four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking in order to develop proficiency at the advanced 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. Students are deeply engaged in Turkish culture through history, literature, art and politics. Enroll Info: Students must be admitted to the summer Turkish immersion program in order to enroll. A placement test may be required.

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 551 — FIFTH SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Introduces advanced-level communication skills in Central Eurasian languages in varying settings. Students will learn a wide range of vocabulary, grammar structure and pragmatic usage in situated dialogues. They will improve four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and pragmatic competence through interactive and meaningful in-class activities and after-class assignments. Enroll Info: None

GNS 552 — SIXTH SEMESTER CENTRAL EURASIAN LANGUAGE

4 credits.

Introduces advanced-level communication skills in Central Eurasian languages in varying settings. Students will learn a wide range of vocabulary, grammar structure and pragmatic usage in situated dialogues. They will improve four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and pragmatic competence through interactive and meaningful in-class activities and after-class assignments. 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