Oct 01, 2023
HIST 365 - China: Origins to Mongol Conquest
Chinese history from the archaeological period. Dynastic history, statecraft, origins of the bureaucratic state, regional economic/cultural differentiation, crises of sustainability. Confucius, Buddhism and Daoism, Chinese notions of the natural world, social order and just government.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to the history of early China.
- Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas and events in early Chinese history.
- Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events and trends in the history of early China.
- Write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in early Chinese history, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to the sustainability of political and economic regimes.
- Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework.
- Comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time shaped the history of early China, its empires, and its relationship to the rest of the world.
- ILO on Sustainability: understand how crises of sustainability have both shaped and resulted from early Chinese political and economic regimes.
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