History/East Asia Courses

History is the study of the past and of change over time. It is also a discipline - a particular way of learning how to interpret factual evidence and shape it into a narrative that tells us why things happened as they did. Learn more

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EASIA 216
Introduction to East Asian Civilization (5)

This course is a survey of East Asian Civilization in global context through cultural, philosophical, religious, social and political interactions. It focuses on China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan across different eras to understand the complexities of the issues in the Far East and the world both today and tomorrow. Student option grading.

EASIA 218
Introduction to Japanese Civilization (5)

Survey of Japanese history, including the social, cultural, political and institutional developments from ancient times to the present. Covers theories of national origin and explores the historical roots of modern Japan. Foreign influences on Japan, ways of thinking, and religion and philosophy are also discussed. Student option grading.

EASIA 297
Individual Project In East Asian History (1)

Individual project in a specific area of East Asian History. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

EASIA 298
Individual Project In East Asian History (2)

Individual project in a specific area of East Asian History. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

EASIA 299
Individual Project In East Asian History (3)

Individual project in a specific area of East Asian History. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on an evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.