hst205 | undergraduate

Asia History

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This course provides a historical overview of India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of these countries.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    India and Southeast Asia

    • Identify the chronology of Indian history, including empires, kingdoms, sultanates, dynasties, and states.
    • Compare the Delhi sultanate with the Mughal dynasty.
    • Describe the historical influences of Indian, Chinese, and Islamic cultures on Southeast Asia.

    Japan, Korea, and Central Asia

    • Compare life in Japan, Korea, and Central Asia.
    • Compare the development of Manchu China with Tokugawa Japan.

    Western Influence and Independence

    • Identify the various influences of Western powers in Asia.
    • Identify the major cultural and political events in Asia during the 20th century.
    • Describe the global and economic challenges and opportunities in an emerging Asia.

    Introduction to Asian History

    • Identify the major geographical regions of Asia.
    • Describe the agricultural developments and traditional trade patterns in prehistoric and ancient Asia.
    • Identify religious, cultural, and social developments in prehistoric and ancient Asia.


    • Identify the major dynasties that define Chinese history.
    • Describe how events during China's golden age shaped China's culture and politics.
    • Explain how events during the Ming dynasty shaped China's commerce and culture.
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