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2023-2024 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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ANTH 354 - China

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
Cultural patterns, social structures, and regional variations of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong; their traditional, present, and future roles in the world.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area D1-3 requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Online-Asynchronous.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify the basic features of Chinese social institutions, cultural beliefs, and cultural practices;
  2. evaluate the roles of gender, hierarchy, and identity in Chinese societies as they affect individual experiences;
  3. discuss those elements of Chinese culture that illustrate basic anthropological concepts and theories;
  4. examine the regional variations of Chinese culture;
  5. compare cinematic representations with ethnographic representations of cultures;
  6. discuss the limitations of popular movies as a window into other cultures.

UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
  3. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.

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