HIST 115
The World of the Mongol Empire Spring 2018
Division II Writing Skills
Cross-listed ASST 115 / HIST 115
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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.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 15-19
Class#: 3429
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, several short papers, and a final research paper
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: first-year or sophomore standing; juniors or seniors with permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students and then sophomores who have not previously taken a 100-level seminar
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ASST 115 Division II HIST 115 Division II
Attributes: GBST East Asian Studies Electives
HIST Group B Electives - Asia
HIST Group P Electives - Premodern

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