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Fall Quarter 2009 Schedule

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Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11

~Week 1~

Sept. 23 - Wednesday

Introduction: The physical geography of North and Middle Asia

Read: pp. 6-10; also look over M Physical map of Northern Eurasia; (this and all underlined materials on the syllabus are available online at course materials) memorize all features listed; and M Area Map. Also take a look at the M Political map of northern Eurasia today. Learn the information on these and other assigned maps as soon as possible, since these names will continually appear in the readings and lectures.

Sept. 24 - Thursday

Native Siberian prehistory

Learn information on M Geological Chronology and information on M World Culture Ages.

Sept. 25 - Friday

The origins of Pastoral Nomadism in Central Eurasia

Read M on Pastoralism (best read after the lecture)

~Week 2~

Sept. 28 - Monday

The Ugrians: Khanty, Mansi

Read pp. 10-16; also read M notes on the Khanty-Mansi.
Look at the M map of native peoples of Western Siberia and M map of native peoples of Eastern Siberia as well as the maps on pages 17 and 387. Consult these maps regularly during the next few weeks as we discuss Native Siberian groups; memorize the locations of all ethnic groups (both pre-colonial and modern) as soon as they are discussed.
Also look at M sheet of terms to know (all these you will need to know for TEST I).

Sept. 29 - Tuesday

The Samoyedic peoples: Nenets, Enets, Nganasan, Selkup

Read pp. 16-19; also read M notes on the Samoyedic Peoples.

Sept. 30 - Wednesday

The Ket and other Yeniseian peoples

Read pp. 19-21: also read M notes on the Kets

Oct. 1 - Thursday

The ancient Turks and the Westn Siberian Tatars

Read M notes on the West-Siberian Tatars, and M Chronology of steppe empires. At this point memorize only half the information on Indo-European and Turkic peoples.

Oct. 2 - Friday

Peoples of Altai, Shor, Khakas

Read pp. 123-130; alo read M notes on the Altai, Shor, Khakas.

~Week 3~

Oct. 5 - Monday

Tuva and Tofalars

Read M notes on the Tuvans and the Tofalar

Oct. 6 - Tuesday

Mongols and Buryats

Read pp. 84-108: also read M notes on the Mongols and Buryats.
Reread M Chronology of Steppe Empires, memorize all information on Mongol peoples.

Oct. 7 - Wednesday

Central-Siberian forest peoples:  Ewenki and Ewen

Read pp. 48-55; also read M notes on the Ewenki and Ewen.

Oct. 8 - Thursday

The Yakut and Dolgan

Read pp. 55-57; also read M notes on the Yakut and Dolgan.

Oct. 9 - Friday

REVIEW FOR TEST: Read M Test One Study Guide and M sheet of terms to know.

~Week 4~

Oct. 12 - Monday

Test I (Covers the native peoples of Siberia and basic material from the first few lectures)

Oct. 13 - Tuesday

Russian-Native interaction up to 1400

Read M notes on Periods of Russian History, and textbook pp. 1-6.

Oct. 14 - Wednesday

Russian expansion into Western Siberia, 1400-1584 

Read pp. 21-47; also read M sheet on Early Russian/Native Siberian relations.

Oct. 15 - Thursday

Russian penetration of Central Siberia

Read pp. 57-69. (Familiarize yourself with the names and locations of major Russian towns and cities in Siberia.)

Oct. 16 - Friday


Read pp. 69-75; also read M notes on the Yukagir

~Week 5~

Oct. 19 - Monday


Read pp. 75-83; Also read M notes on the Chukchi

Oct. 20 - Tuesday

Native Peoples of Kamchatka (Korak and Itelmen)

Read pp. 131-136; also read M notes on Korak and Itelmen

Oct. 21 - Wednesday

Yupik (Asiatic Eskimo) and Aleut

Read pp. 136-140; also read M notes on the Yupik and Aleut

Oct. 22 - Thursday

Siberian origins of Native Americans: Native Alaskans

Read pp. 140-153: also read M notes on Siberian origins of Native Americans and M notes on the Tlingit

Oct. 23 - Friday

Russians in Alaska and the North Pacific

Read pp. 109-123

~Week 6~

Oct. 26 - Monday

The oldest aborigines of the Far East: Nivkh and Ainu

Read pp. 206-211; also read M notes on the Nivkh and Ainu

Oct. 27 - Tuesday

Tungusic peoples of the Far East: Negidal, Nanai, Ulchi, Oroch, Orok, Udegei

Read pp. 211-214; also read M notes on peoples of Russia's Maritime Province

Oct. 28 - Wednesday

Review for the Test

Read your manual's Test Two Study Guide carefully before test

Oct. 29 - Thursday

Test II

(Covers Peoples of the North Pacific Rim and also Russians in North Asia.)

Oct. 30 - Friday

Native Siberia and the Far East under tsarist rule

Read pp. 154-185, 201-206, 214-228

~Week 7~

Nov. 2 - Monday

Native Siberia during the Russian Revolution and under Lenin, 1917-24. 

Optional reading:  pp. 240-260.

Nov. 3 - Tuesday

The Committee of the North: aboriginal Siberia’s best chance for survival in a modern world (1924-32).

Optional reading:  pp. 260-282.

Nov. 4 - Wednesday

Collectivization and Russianization under Stalin (1928-53).

Optional reading:  pp. 283-346, but pay special attention to the map on p. 285.

Nov. 5 - Thursday

The Far East and Inner Asia 1905-1949.

Read pp. 347-362.

Nov. 6 - Friday

The peoples of Central Asia:  Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Turkmen, Tajik

Read M notes on the peoples of Central Asia.  Read pp. 185-200.

~Week 8~

Nov. 9 - Monday

Pastoral minorites in China.

Read M materials on periods of Chinese History and M notes on the Manchu, Tungusic, Mongol peoples in China, M materials on the Turkic minorities in China. Memorize the information on the M map of languages of China Today and the M fact sheet on Minorities of North China Today.

Nov. 10 - Tuesday

The Collapse of Communism and its aftermath in North and Inner Asia today.

Read pp. 362-392.

Nov. 11 - Wednesday

Veterans Day Holiday

Nov. 12 - Thursday

Review for test

Nov. 13 - Friday

TEST III (Soviet Era North and Central Asia and pastoralists of Central Asia and China)
        Read your manual's Test Three Study Guide carefully before the test.

~Week 9~

Nov. 16 - Monday

Farmers and pastoralists in ancient Southwest Asia

Read web info on Hebrews at: http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch04.htm
Arabs at: http://www.oneworldmagazine.org/focus/deserts/hittmai1.htm

Nov. 17 - Tuesday

Origins and spread of Islam

Read first several paragraphs of: http://www.barkati.net/english/     up to "North Africa and Spain"

Nov. 18 - Wednesday

The Sunni/Shi'ite split

Read: http://www.islamfortoday.com/shia.htm  (through "Shias today")

Nov. 19 - Thursday

Turks in South Asia: Seljuks and Crusaders

Read: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/society/A0849746.html  (through "Successor states")

Nov. 20 - Friday

The Mongol World Empire

Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_Empire (open and read the list of links under 'contents')

~Week 10~

Nov. 21 - Monday

Batu and the Golden Horde

Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Horde

Nov. 22 - Tuesday

Hulagu and the conquest of Baghdad

Read: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/Sec11.htm Qubilai, conqueror of China. Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Dynasty

Nov. 23 - Wednesday

Tamerlane and the end of the Mongol era

Read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur

Thanksgiving Break

~Week 11~

Nov. 30 - Monday

The Manchus

Read: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CHING/MANCHU.HTM  (be sure to open and read the next two windows, as well.

Dec. 1 - Tuesday

The Ottoman Turks

Read: http://www.crystalinks.com/ottomanempire.html

Dec. 2 - Wednesday

Europeans in Southwest Asia - the 20th Century

Read: http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/ihame/Sec14.htm

Dec. 3 - Thursday

The Legacy of Pastoral Nomadism and the Modern Middle East

Dec. 4 - Friday

Final Review

Read Final Study Guide. Final will cover only material since Test II.

Final Exam (actually just test four) - given in our regular classroom on the date and time listed in the Schedule of Classes, which is Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8-10am. Only covers material from the last quarter of our class material (that which was presented since Test II).


Study Guides

Test One Study Guide
Test Two Study Guide
Test Three Study Guide
Final Study Guide