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Introduction to the History of Tibet


This course carries Culture Studies & COLL S & H distribution credit

This course will survey Tibet's history from its earliest period up through the present day. Students will become acquainted with several facets of Tibet's history, including the Tibetan empire of the 7th-9th centuries, the impact of Buddhism on Tibetan political and social structures, aspects of Tibet's relations with neighboring peoples, the development of the Dalai Lama's government, and the current issue of Tibet. This course has been approved for credit as a culture option course.

Requirements: Undergraduates are required to read only the readings from Shakabpa, Tibet. A political History. Graduate students are responsible for Shakabpa, plus the other materials designated for graduate students. Undergraduates are required to take a midterm and a final, both made up of two short answer sections and one essay section. Graduate students are required to take a midterm and a final, both made up only of essay questions. In addition, graduate students are required to write a 10-15 page final paper.

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Department of Central Eurasian Studies