This course introduces students to Modern Mongolian in the Cyrillic script and to basic Mongolian pronunciation and grammar, along with knowledge of Mongolian culture and traditions. Students learn to conduct everyday conversations and use Mongolian’s main cases and verb tenses in conversation and writing.
Expands the competencies mastered in MONG1002. Students use the main cases and finite verb tenses, as well as some modals (converbs) and simple compound sentences. Students also learn about Mongolian culture by reading simple folktales.
This course examines the Mongol empire, its rapid rise and sudden decline, comparatively in the global context of empirebuilding and the management of complex imperial structures. It assesses the long-term impacts of the Mongol eruption on politics, religion and popular culture.
This course introduces the key themes driving over five hundred years of Inner Asian frontier history from the 15th century to the start of the 20th. In this course, Inner Asia spans a region from the Korean Peninsula in the east to the Pamirs in the west and from Lake Baikal in the north to the Himalayas in the south.