AST 243 The Silk Road (HIS)

Prerequisite: GSTR 110

This course examines the cultures of East, Central, and South Asia that were linked by premodern trade networks that came to be known as the Silk Road. Using archaeological evidence, primary texts, and secondary analysis, the course emphasizes the flow of goods and ideas along these trade networks while also introducing cultural differences and key themes in the history of premodern Asia. Students will be introduced to the methods and practice of research based on the course materials. World Culture (Non-Western) component of the International Perspective.


1 Course Credit