Hunter College Study Abroad program presents:
THE HISTORY OF SILK ROAD
(In cooperation with Kazakh National University and
the Geographic Society of Central Asia)
This course surveys the history of the Silk Road, focusing on the cultural and economic exchanges and events in Central Asia. The Silk Road had been a link between China and eastern and western Europe for nearly two millennia, as innumerable caravans moved goods, ideas, cultures, traders, explorers, scholars and adventurers across the Eurasian land mass. The readings, excursions and discussions are designed to explore the mysteries of the Silk Road including: Who were the traders and explores? Why did people use this Road? What role did Central Asian nomads and settlers play in this early global trade? What did Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Tamerlane have in common?
Lecturer:Dr. Rafis Abazov, author of The Cultures and Customs of the Central Asian RepublicsOffice: W1549, Tue. & Fridays, or by appointment
Title of program: The History of Silk Road (Study abroad program)
City, country: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Site of instruction: Campus of Kazakh National University
Excursions: The ancient city of Turkistan and archeological excavation sites in Almaty province.
Dates of the program: June 03-30, 2011
Courses or disciplines: History
Number of credits: 3 credits
Application deadline: March 25, 2011
Type: Summer program
Web page: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/educationabroad/programs/short-term-programs/summer-2011/kazakhstan
For details and application information check the Education Abroad website
(www.hunter.cuny.edu/educationabroad) at the beginning of Spring semester 2011.