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 Course Title:   Introduction to Chinese Civilization

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO CHINESE CIVILIZ

 Department:    HIST

 Course #:    280

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    050103

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Survey of Chinese history and culture from ancient time to present.

 Prerequisite  

None

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 Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Have a sense of time and historical chronology of China.
  2. Recognize the highlights of different dynasties in Chinese history.
  3. Have a sense of the development of philosophy, science, and literature in China.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Pre-history---traces of remote antiquity, myth and legend
  2. Primitive society and slave society (Xia, Shang & Zhou Dynasties)
  3. Hundred of schools of ancient philosophy, ancient classics and poetry
  4. The unification of China proper by the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty and the first peasant uprising
  5. The golden period of the feudal society (Tang Dynasty)
  6. The three intergradations between the Han people and the ethnic group
  7. The decline of the feudal society (Ming and Qing Dynasties)
  8. Poetry, drama, and novel in Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties
  9. The old democratic revolution
  10. The new democratic revolution
  11. Socialist Construction