HIST146 East Asia

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: History

I. Course Number and Title
HIST146 East Asia
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
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. 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.
    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 Core Learning Goals:

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

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VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Classroom Lecture, online discussion, student projects and written responses.

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