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Bachelor of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies (CEUSBA1)Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies provides students with the means to study in depth a region of specialization in Central Eurasia through mastery of one or more languages as well as the history, culture, religion and geopolitics of a given region in a multidisciplinary approach. The degree program combines two key features: (1) a Language of Specialization, which gives students access to the chosen civilization through the voices of its people; and (2) a Region of Specialization, which includes courses on various aspects of the chosen civilization. Two- and three-year sequences are offered in the following languages: Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian, Tibetan, Turkish, Uyghur, and Uzbek.

Central Eurasian Studies examines contemporary and historical regions of critical significance: Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Hungary, Finland and the Baltics. Faculty in the Department conduct research and teach classes on such diverse topics as The Silk Road, the Mongol Conquest, Minorities in China, Russia's Neighbors, the Dalai Lamas, Iranian Kings and Prophets, nationalisms, gender, linguistic and cultural change. Required coursework promotes a multidisciplinary training in the languages, histories, cultures, religions, economies, geopolitics and international relations of one or more Central Eurasian regions of specialization.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
  2. Tracks. One (1) of the following options:
    • Central Eurasian Studies.
      1. Central Eurasian Language through Second Year.*. At least eight (8) credit hours in one (1) language:
      2. Central Eurasian Studies Electives. Additional courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements:
    • Language and Civilization.
      1. Central Eurasian Language through Third Year*. At least 16 credit hours in one (1) language:
      2. Language and Civilization Electives. At least four (4) courses:
  3. Capstone. One (1) course:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Notes

  • * Other languages, such as Azerbaijani, Pashto, Tajik, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, or related Turkic and Iranian languages, may be considered to fulfill this requirement if student can demonstrate proficiency.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.