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Inner Asian and Uralic Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

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Area Certificate in Inner Asian and Uralic Studies

The Inner Asian and Uralic Studies Program offers a strong interdisciplinary training program for students interested in the languages and societies of Central Eurasia, stretching from the Baltic, Hungary, and Turkey to Central Asia, Tibet, and Mon­golia. IU’s greatest concentration of expertise and instruction in the area is brought together by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center. Center faculty pursue both histori­cal and contemporary analysis in a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, business, comparative literature, economics, folklore, history, journalism, linguistics, music and drama, political science, public administration, and religious studies. Center faculty also offer three levels of instruction in all of the following living languages indigenous to the Center’s area: Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Mongolian, Persian/Tajik, Ti­betan, Turkish, and Uzbek. Other living and classical languages of Central Eurasia are offered less frequently, including Chaga­tai, Evenki, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mordvin, Turkmen, and Uygur.

Course Requirements

Eighteen (18) credit hours of graduate course work, including 9 credit hours from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies; or in the case of Turkish Studies, the Departments of Near East­ern Languages and Cultures and/or Central Eurasian Studies. All courses are to be selected in consultation with the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center director.

Language Requirements

Students will be required to demonstrate intermediate compe­tence in a relevant language. No credit toward the certificate will be awarded for first-year language courses. No more than 6 hours of language courses may be counted toward the certifi­cate.


Minimum of a B (3.0) in all courses that count toward the certificate.



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