HIST 210 The Far East in the Modern World • 5 Cr.
Class title change starting Summer 2015
History of Modern Asia • 5 Cr.
Examines the roles of China, India, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia in 20th-century economic, political, and cultural affairs. Students gain understanding of the region's cultures and value systems and its emergence from the age of colonial rule to modern independent states. May be used as social science or humanities credit, not both, at BC.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Analyze and critically evaluate primary and secondary sources.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Evaluate the significance of nineteenth-century imperialism, twentieth-century global conflicts, the emergence of independent nation-states, and modernization in Asian history.
- Recognize and identify the causes and consequences of conflicts confronting Asian nations in the contemporary world.
- Identify and assess the causes and consequences of the major economic, social, political, and cultural developments in Asian history.