Major

Suggested Course of Study in Central and Southwest Asian Studies (CSWA)

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UM Course Catalog

 First Year A S
CSWA 146 H Silk Road (Anthropology141H/History 146H) 3
ENEX 101 Composition 3

Languages (First Year)(Arabic OR Chinese OR Russian)

5 5

Math General Education requirement

3

General Education Electives (Groups IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, or XI)*

4 7
Total 15 15

Second Year A S
Three lower level courses in Central and Southwest Asian Studies courses (CSWA) 3 6
Languages (Second Year)(Arabic OR Chinese OR Russian)
WPE (Writing Proficiency Examination)
General Education Electives (Groups IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, or XI)* 7 4
Total 15 15
± Some languages may require 4 credits at the sophomore level. 

Third Year A S
Three upper level courses in Central and Southwest Asian Studies courses (CSWA) (300 level or above) 3 6
Upper Division Electives
(Third and Fourth Year language study strongly encouraged)
12 9
Total 15 15

FourthYear A S
Capstone Requirement: CSWA/HSTR 441/ANTY 494: Seminar Central Asia
OR CSWA 496: Independent Study (Twenty-five page research paper)
Either course fulfills the Upper Division Writing Requirement in the Major
3
Upper Division Electives 15 12
Total 15 15
* See General Education section in the catalogue. 

Courses

Central & Southwest Asian Studies Program (CSWA)

  • CSWA/HSTR 146H/ANTY 141H: The Silk Road
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 241: Central Asia: Peoples and Environments
  • CSWA/HSTR 262/ANTY 243: Islamic Civilization: The Classical Age
  • CSWA/HSTR 264/ANTY 244: Islamic Civilization: The Modern Era
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 347: Central Asia and Its Neighbors
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 386: Nationalism in Modern Middle East
  • CSWA/HSTR 368/ANTY 346: Iran Between Two Revolutions
  • CSWA/HSTR/ANTY 442: Cities and Landscapes of Central and Southwest Asia
  • CSWA/HSTR 459/ANTY 444: Artistic Traditions of Central Asia (same as ANTH/HSTR 459)
  • CSWA/HSTR 441/ANTY 494 : Central Asia Seminar

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

  • ARAB 101: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I
  • ARAB 102: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II
  • ARAB 195: Introduction to the Arab World (same as ANTH 195)
  • ARAB 201: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I
  • ARAB 202: Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
  • ARAB 301: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I
  • ARAB 302: Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II
  • ARAB 396: Independent Study
  • CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese I
  • CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHIN 301: Advanced Chinese I
  • CHIN 302: Advanced Chinese II
  • CHIN 313L: Classical Chinese Poetry in English Translation
  • CHIN 314L: Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation
  • CHIN 432L: Twentieth Century Chinese Fiction in English Translation
  • MCLG 211H: Chinese Culture and Civilization
  • MCLG 380L: Chinese Folktales
  • RUSS 101: Elementary Russian I
  • RUSS 102: Elementary Russian II
  • RUSS 105: Introduction to Russian Culture (same as MCLG/LS 105)
  • RUSS 201: Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS 202: Intermediate Russian II
  • RUSS 301: Oral and Written Expression
  • RUSS 302: Russian Culture and Civilization
  • RUSS 306: Introduction to 19th Century Literature (same as MCLG/LS 306)
  • RUSS 307: Introduction to 20th Century Literature (same as MCLG/LS 307)
  • RUSS 308: Russian Cinema and Culture (same as MCLG/LS/ENFM 308)
  • RUSS 411: 19th Century Major Russian Authors
  • RUSS 413: Soviet/Russian Literature
  • RUSS 424: Russian Short Story
  • RUSS 430: 20th Century Russian Literature Between the Wars (1914-1941)
  • RUSS 431: 20th Century Russian Literature Contemporary Period
  • RUSS 440: Russian Poetry
  • RUSS 494: Seminar in Russian Studies [Variable] (same as MCLG/HRS 494)

Department of Anthropology

  • ANTY 141H: The Silk Road (same as CSWA/HSTR 146H)
  • ANTY 241: Central Asia: Peoples and Environments (same as LS 241/HSTR 241)
  • ANTY 243: Islamic Civilization: The Classical Age (same as CSWA/HSTR 262)
  • ANTY 244: Islamic Civilization: The Modern Era (same as CSWA/HSTR 264)
  • ANTY 347: Central Asia and Its Neighbors (same as CSWA/HSTR 347)
  • ANTY 346: Iran Between Two Revolutions (same as CSWA/HSTR 368)
  • ANTY 442: Cities and Landscapes of Central and Southwest Asia (same as CSWA/HSTR442)
  • ANTY 444: Artistic Traditions of Central Asia (same as CSWA 457/HSTR 459)
  • ANTY 494: Central Asia Seminar (same as CSWA/HSTR 441)

Department of History

  • HSTR 146H: The Silk Road (same as ANTY 141H)
  • HSTR 241: Culture and Civilization (same as ANTY/CSWA/LS 241)
  • HSTR 262: Islamic Civilization: The Classical Age (same as ANTY 243)
  • HSTR 264: Islamic Civilization: The Modern Era (same as ANTY 244)
  • HSTR 357: Russia to 1881
  • HSTR 358: Russia Since 1881
  • HSTR 347: Central Asia & Its Neighbors (same as ANTY 347)
  • HSTR 380: Modern China
  • HSTR 386: Nationalism in Modern Middle East
  • HSTR 368: Iran Between Two Revolutions (same as ANTY 346)
  • HSTR 442: Cities and Landscapes of Central and Southwest Asia (same as ANTY/CSWA 442)
  • HSTR 457: World of Anna Karnina
  • HSTR 446: The Russian Revolution
  • HSTR 459: Artistic Traditions of Central Asia (same as ANTY/CSWA 444)
  • HSTR 441: Central Asia Seminar (same as ANTY/CSWA 494)
  • HSTR 544: Modern Russia
  • HSTR 586: Modern Islamic Politics