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Course Descriptions

HIS 153 - Traditional East Asian History

3 Credits

The course will survey the histories of China, Japan, and possibly additional East Asian countries up to 1600. Topics will include the developments of the Chinese and Japanese emperorships, the development of the Japanese shogunate, and the developments of East Asian philosophies and religions and other elements of East Asian culture.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - World History and Global Awareness

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-OWC - Other World Civilizations (SOW2)

MCC General Education: MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the main transformative events occurring in traditional East Asia, especially China and Japan, to 1600.
2. Depict the development of traditional East Asian society, including the structures of social classes.
3. Break down the workings of the traditional East Asian economies.
4. Analyze the development of the political systems in traditional East Asia.
5. Describe the development of traditional East Asian culture, including religious and philosophical ideas, with emphasis on Confucianism, Daoism, Shintoism, and Buddhism.
6. Explain relationships among the countries of East Asia and between East Asia and other societies and cultures of the world.
7. Evaluate and assess the soundness of assertions about what happened in history.
8. Employ strong writing skills.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024