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HST 137 SURVEY OF ASIAN CIVILIZATION II

HST 137 – Survey of Asian Civilization II

Course Outline 

Course Number and Name: HST 137 Survey of Asian Civilization II

Credit Hours: 3.0              Contact Hours: 3.0           Lecture: 3.0             Lab: N/A             Other: N/A

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement; it is recommended that HST 136 be taken before HST 137

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is a continuation of HST 136, bringing China, Japan, and India into perspective in the modern world.

General Education Goals: HST 137 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Historical Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity.  The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will understand historical events and movements in World, Western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.  HST 137 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories of historical events in Asian societies including but not limited to China, India, Asia, Korea and the South Pacific islands since European colonization in the nineteenth century;
  2. investigate the global perspectives, cultural diversity and philosophical/religious contributions of various Asian civilizations from European colonization to the present; and
  3. differentiate and interpret accurate information about the dates, historical figures, regions, religions, wars and monuments that marked important moments and phases in Asian civilization from European colonization to the present.