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The Far East
FAR EAST
CLASS CODE: HIST 330 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the history of China, Japan, India and neighboring countries, stressing the period since European colonial expansion.
TAUGHT: Winter 2005, Fall 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Topics include: prehistoric Asia, the civilization of ancient India and ancient China, the west arrives in Asia, Manchu China and Tokugawa Japan, the triumph of Imperialism in Asia, the struggle for Asia between 1920-1945, and Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Understand basic facts and general themes in the history of East Asia.
Practice effective research and writing skills.
Understand and recognize the diversity of cultures that exist in East Asia.
Memorize the geographic layout of East Asia.
Learn the prominent political movements and trends in East Asian history.
Experience Asian history and culture through literature.
Practice multi-media and oral presentation skills useful in the classroom.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.

PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have AmHer 170, Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300-level courses will be expected to know how to resarch, write and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001