HIST146 East Asia

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST146 East Asia
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
An interdisciplinary study of the cultures of China, Japan, Korea and neighboring countries. Social, historical, economic, factors will be examined with special attention paid to philosophy, traditional cultures, national unification, modernization and East/West relations.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. distinguish philosophical, social cultural traditions unique to China, Japan, and Korea;
    2. describe the social, historical and economic underpinnings of China, Japan, and Korea;
    3. discuss international affairs from broader perspective; and
    4. decrease ethnocentrism and increase respect for East Asian cultures.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Survey of East Asian Philosophy and Religion
    2. Qin, Han Dynasties and Ancient China
    3. The Achievements of Medieval East Asia
    4. Traditional International Relations in East Asia
    5. The Coming of the West and East Asian Reactions to Imperialism
    6. The Unification of Japan and Westernization
    7. The Modernization of China and Japan
    8. World War II in East Asia
    9. Modern East Asia
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - Not available; New Core 8/2015