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James Hart

Assistant Professor

Non-departmental General Education Faculty

Division of Arts, Humanities and Communication


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Phone: +996 (312) 915000 ext. 480

Room: 415

  • English Composition for Liberal Arts

  • First Year Seminar – themes – ‘Man, the Political Animal',  Post-Modernism and Post-Humanism’, ‘Self and Community I: Who Am I’, ‘Self and Community II:  Who Are We?’,            ‘Social Norms and Identity’ 

  • Second Year Seminar: ‘Pre-Islamic Religions of Central Asia’, ‘The Gone Religion – Manicheaism in Central Asia’.

  • BA in Classical Languages - University of Montana - Missoula
  • MA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures - Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Ph.D. in Ancient Religions - in progress - Leiden University

Before AUCA, Mr Hart was an instructor at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimania (AUIS), where he taught a three to four-semester introduction to the liberal arts/introduction to the humanities course sequence called ‘Civilization,’ as well as ‘World Religions,’ ‘the History of the Middle East,’ and ‘Empires: Origins.’ He also taught university-level composition courses.
Previous to AUIS, Mr. Hart taught at the American University of Afghanistan, where he held composition courses, introduction to humanities courses, and 'the Humanities of the Islamic World' courses.

Pre-Islamic Religions of Central Asia, especially Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, and Eastern Christianity

American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

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