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HIS 208 Eastern Civilization - 1850 to Modern Times
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Global/International Awareness   Historical Awareness   Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: An examination of the characteristics and development of civilizations, religions, and philosophies of the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to modern times. Prerequisite: RDG100. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG102.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: ENG102 may be a prerequisite or a corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.(Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the principle geographic features, countries and capitals of Asia on a map. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

2.(Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the traditional and religious world views characterizing Asian civilizations and also contrast these with a personal/modern Western outlook. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

3.(Comprehension Level) Describe the general social, historical, political and economic characteristics of the mid-nineteenth century to modern Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asian countries. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

4.(Analysis Level) Examine the development of China, India, and Japan from the mid-nineteenth century to modern times and the impact of geography on their civilizations. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

5.(Comprehension Level) Discuss the interaction between indigenous populations and foreign invaders and the impact this interaction has had on their modern cultures and civilizations. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

6.(Comprehension Level) Discuss the various religious beliefs and their impact on modern civilizations of the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

7.(Comprehension Level) Discuss and identify the role of trade in the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia and its importance on the various societies from the mid-nineteenth century to modern times. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

8.(Analysis Level) Examine the decline of a centralized imperial system in China and the challenges of internal rebellion and external invasion to the social order. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

9.(Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the collapse of the military structure of Japan and its impact on modern civilization. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

10.(Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the isolationist tendencies of the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asian countries and the impact of government and society. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

11.(Analysis Level) Examine the presence of Islam in the Middle East, Far East and Southeast Asia. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

12.(Comprehension Level) Explain the peculiar characteristics of the Far East and Southern Asian cultures presented in a world context. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)

13.(Analysis Level) Examine and explain the rise of the national movements in Asia and identify the main figures and events which influenced the form of the national movement. (1. Cultural and Civic Engagement, 2. Integrative Knowledge and 4. Reasoning Skills)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None