Skagit Valley College logo

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   History of Modern Asia

 Title Abbreviation:   HISTORY OF MODERN ASIA

 Department:    HIST

 Course #:    270

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    540106

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Comprehensive look at the events and people who have shaped the past 150 years of Asia-Pacific history, and relates it to Pacific Basin relationships today.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be bale to discuss and describe with specific examples five themes that recur throughout the course. Themes are: Progress and Tradition; Collisions between East and West; Democracy, Authority, and Power; the role of the United States in the Pacific.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Dynasty and Empire: Asia to the 19th Century
  2. The Two Coasts of China: Asia and the Challenge of the West
  3. Meiji: Asia?s Response to the West
  4. From the Barrel of a Gun: Power in the Pacific
  5. Writers and Revolutionaries
  6. Reinventing Japan
  7. Inside Japan, Inc.
  8. Big Business and the Ghost of Confucius
  9. China: Progress and the Burden of History
  10. The Fight for Democracy
  11. Sentimental Imperialists: America vs. Asia
  12. Beyond Revolution: Indonesia and Vietnam
  13. Siberian Salients: Russia in the Pacific Asia