The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the Kurdish history and rich culture of this region. As such, this course will focus on the historical facts and cultural evolution, as well as the life of the ancient Kurdish communities and their political invasion. The course is a balanced mixture of scholarly readings, analyses of cultural influences, independent research and academic discussion among the group to encourage critical thinking and develop the skills to understand, conduct scholarly research and communicate intellectual ideas with empathy, clarity, and respect.

Skill Level: Beginner