HIST 241: Civilizations of Asia I

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
A survey course covering the development of the major civilizations of East Asia, South and Southeast Asia, and historical personages and events from the earliest periods to the 1500’s.
Course Outcomes
  • Identify important individuals and events in premodern Asian history, i.e. demonstrate historical literacy.
  • Describe cause and effect relationships in Asian history.
  • Order chronologically significant events in Asian history.
  • Describe major Asian historical processes (e.g. the agricultural revolution, the rise and spread of religions, the development of political institutions, etc.)
  • Acquire a sense of historical perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical concepts as they relate to premodern Asian historical issues and events.