Focus on Central Asia

Courses at GMU


George Mason University is committed to advancing the interdisciplinary study of Central Asia.  The following social sciences and humanities courses either incorporate or are wholly devoted to Central Asia.


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Art History Butler The Silk Road
History Barnes Readings in the History of Soviet Central Asia, 1900-1953
History Hamdani Central Asia: Nomadic Empires to Post-Sov. Independence
History Wade Twentieth Century Soviet Union and Central Asia
Conflict Resolution Korostelina Identity & Conflict in Central Asia
Conflict Resolution Paczynska Globalization, Peace, and Conflict
Government Mandaville Political Islam
Government Mandaville Global Migration: Borders, Economies, Identities
Government McGlinchey Central Asian Politics: Local Change, Global Challenge
Russian Christensen Films of Central Asia, Mongolia, and the Caucasus



Focus on Central Asia
George Mason University, Robinson A201 - MSN 3F4
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel: 703-993-2960, Fax: 703-993-1399,
Updated: Spring 2010