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Course Code: HIST230 Course ID: 4659 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This survey course traces China’s social, political, and cultural developments from the dynastic period to the present. Through this process, this course will examine the Chinese dynastic system, the rise of Confucianism, the adoption of Buddhism, technological developments, and explores the great diversity and impressive continuities of traditional Asian civilization. Additionally, students will explore the historical transformations that have led to the development of modern Asia as well as how China has historically impacted all of Asia.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
After completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Analyze the formative influence of the geography and climate of China.
CO-2: CO-2: Assess the pre-modern history of China, including the coming of Confucianism, Buddhism, developing statecraft and the dynastic system, and economic expansion.
CO-3: Describe the impact of Chinese governance in all of Asia, including linguistic, ethnic, and religious policies, political institutions, and economic approaches.
CO-4: Examine the development of communism in China
CO-5: Explain China’s role in world affairs
The assignments of this course are reading the assigned text, brief lectures and supplemental online web pages. Links to these readings are located in the weekly lesson section of the course.
There will be 7 discussions/debates, from Week 2 through Week 8, which deal with topics considered that week. Each student will make an initial post; respond to a follow-up question posed by the instructor (for discussions); and make 3 peer posts. All posts should make a substantive contribution to the discussion.
The initial post is required by no later than Thursday of each week. All follow-up posts should be made by Sunday night.
Each student will complete an assignment to plan a lecture. Lectures should be composed of at least six Powerpoint slides and is due at the end of Week 7.
There will be a short mid-term at the end of the 4th week. The mid-term exam will be short answers. There also is a final examination at the end of the 8th week
|Weekly Forums||55.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 3 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 4 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 5 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 6 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 7 Forum||7.86 %|
|Week 8 Forum||7.86 %|
|Written Assignments||25.00 %|
|Create a lecture||25.00 %|
|Final exam||10.00 %|
|Mid-Term Quiz||10.00 %|
Additional Resources: Regular reports, papers and articles, especially those dealing with modern China, will be made available throughout the course.
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
|Book Title:||A History of China - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also available in the classroom Lessons section|
|Publication Info:||Wiley Lib|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
|Book Title:||The Analects of Confucius- E-book available in the APUS Online Library; links also available in the classroom Lessons section|
|Publication Info:||Columbia University Press|
Not current for future courses.