College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    
    Feb 04, 2023  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PEAC 052. Afghanistan: Where Central & South Asia Meet


This course examines conflict, politics, culture, and daily life in present day Afghanistan. Occupying a historic crossroads in Asia, Afghanistan is a place of regional, ethnic, and cultural diversity. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, internal and external actors, including the British Empire, Pashtun dynasties, the Soviet Union, the Taliban, the United States and its allies, and the Islamic State, have battled for control of Afghanistan. Today, as conflict continues, the international community exerts significant influence on Afghanistan’s politics, security, economy, and social institutions. This course will explore themes related to conflict, peacemaking, statebuilding, and international intervention, and their intersection with cultural and ethnic diversity, religion, gender norms, and the lived experiences of Afghan people. Students will read memoirs, literature, and scholarly work from various disciplines. 
Social Science.
Writing.
1 credit.
Eligible for PEAC, ASIA
Fall 2022. Kapit.
Catalog chapter: Peace and Conflict Studies  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/peace-conflict-studies


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