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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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

Reading:

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.

Discussions/Debates:

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.

Written Assignments:

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.

Exams:

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

NameGrade %
Discussions 55.00 %
Week 2 7.86 %
Week 3 7.86 %
Week 4 7.86 %
Week 5 7.86 %
Week 6 7.86 %
Week 7 7.86 %
Week 8 7.86 %
Written Assignments 25.00 %
Create a lecture-presentation 25.00 %
Tests 20.00 %
Final (short essay questions) 10.00 %
Mid-Term (short essay questions) 10.00 %

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

Book Title:A History of China - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781557860781
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Rossabi, Morris
Unit Cost:$104.86
 
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.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 
Book Title:The Analects of Confucius- E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780231141659
Publication Info:Columbia University Press Lib
Author:Burton Watson
Unit Cost:$14.76
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.