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Course Descriptions

HIS 154 - Modern East Asian History

3 Credits

The course will survey the histories of China, Japan, and additional East Asian countries from 1600 to the present. Topics will include the rise and fall of the Qing Dynasty, Edo Japan, the Meiji Restoration, World War II in Asia, the Chinese revolutions of 1911 and 1949, the Korean War, and postwar developments in East Asia.

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, since 1600.
2. Portray the development of modern East Asian society, including the structures of social classes.
3. Break down the workings of the modern East Asian economies.
4. Analyze the development of the political systems in modern East Asia.
5. Describe the development of modern East Asian culture, including religious and philosophical ideas.
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 Spring

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