Asian History

Asian History 2 Credits
Asian History/Honors 2 Credits

This course provides an overview of the rich and complex histories and cultures of China, Japan and Korea, South and Southeast Asia.  Students will examine these four Asian regions using both primary and secondary sources to supplement textbook readings.  Assignments will include several papers as well as individual and group projects. Students will establish meaningful comparisons among Asian cultures, examine the relationships between East and West, and complete one project placing a selection of Asian literature in its historical and cultural context. Tests and quizzes will also assess student progress.

Honors option: Students working at the honors level will read additional complex primary sources and be required to complete two independent research projects.


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