Teaching Central Asia

This week in Central Asia Workshop we will discuss how to integrate Central Asian topics into the classroom.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

We will be reviewing various Central Asia syllabi, in order to consider the following issues: 
1. How to tie Central Asian topics into survey courses or intro "disciplinary" courses (e.g. intro to Anthropology, intro to literary studies)?
2. Central Asia in "special topic" interdisciplinary courses, e.g. History/Literature of the Islamic World, Global Development Studies, Water and the World. 
3. How to tie Central Asia to other regions in area studies courses, e.g. Soviet Culture & Civilization, East Asian Studies, the Islamic World, South Asian Studies?
4. Pedagogy: What types of assignments are effective? How to integrate Central Asia courses into intro Freshman seminars, or "writing across the curriculum" programs; uses of technology; how to balance lecture/discussion; how to direct student research. 
5. Class policies: attendance, participation, late assignments, grading, fair use of copyrighted materials (for course packets, digital materials).

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage research on Central Asia by creating a space where students, faculty, and affiliates can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Weekly discussions are led by members on a rotating basis, and topics are determined by group interests.
UCLA students can receive class credit
  for HIST M287
. Enrollment 
 is through PTE number from Prof. Nile Green. 










Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia

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