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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
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HIST 1051 - East Asia Since 1600

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This first-year course is a survey of the human history of one of the world’s most important geographical regions. Focusing on China, Japan, Korea, and their neighbors, students will have the opportunity to learn their social, political, economic, and intellectual history since 1600.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. The Ming Dynasty
  2. Manchu China
  3. The rest of east Asia before 1600
  4. Tokugawa period in Japan
  5. The West arrives
  6. East and west in the 18th and 19th centuries
  7. Nationalism and Revolution
  8. The Japanese Empire and World War II
  9. Cold War in East Asia
  10. The Pacific Rim

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain the story of the people of East Asia since 1600, accounting for diverse individuals, groups, and events.
  2. interpret primary and secondary sources using historical methods of evidence.
  3. synthesize historical material from diverse sources and points of view
  4. demonstrate progress in their reading, writing, discussing and/or other critical thinking skills.
  5. evaluate the relevance of Asian History to their own lives.


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