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From Archipelago to Nation State: An Introduction to Japanese History and Culture

HIST 260
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 260
Certificates: International Relations

How did a string of islands on the eastern edge of Eurasian landmass become today's Japan, an economic and cultural superpower? Starting with prehistoric times, this course looks as how the early cultures and peoples on Japanese archipelago coalesce to become "Japan" for the first time in the late 7th century and how those cultures and peoples adopt new identities, systems of power relations and economies up to the present. This course reveals the big picture, but to understand it, the factual pixels that constitute it are examined in some detail. Students are expected to think of the course as comprehensive in the same way as mathematics or a language course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-16-2024
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