ASST 115 Spring 2013 The World of the Mongol Empire (W)

Cross Listed as HIST115
By the middle of the thirteenth century, Mongol armies led by Genghis Khan had conquered an enormous swath of territory, extending from China westward to Eastern Europe. Further expanded by Genghis's descendants, the Mongol Empire incorporated a vast range of different peoples and cultures, enhancing communications, trade, and exchange among them. In this course we will examine the "world order" of the Mongol Empire from its origins on the Asian steppe through its expansion, consolidation, disintegration, and legacies for later periods. From a wide range of primary and secondary sources, including travelers' accounts, chronicles, art, and literature, we will investigate the diverse experiences of the Mongol world in different places, such as China, Russia, Persia, and Central Asia.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, several short papers, and a final research paper
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first-year students and then to sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: HIST Group B Electives - Asia,HIST Group G Electives - Premodern
Enrollment Limit: 19
Expected Enrollment: 15-19
Class Number: 3489
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ASST115-01(S) SEM The World of the Mongol Empire (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Anne Reinhardt
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Pareksy 220 3489
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