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HIST 242: Civilizations of Asia II (3 credits)

Course Description

A survey course focusing on the changes/development of the major civilizations of East Asia, South and Southeast Asia from the Sixteenth Century to the present. Particular emphasis placed on an analysis of representative Asian societies, the Asian response to the West, and Asian nationalism. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify important individuals and events in modern Asian history, i.e. demonstrate historical literacy.
  • Describe cause and effect relationships in history.
  • Order chronologically significant events in modern Asian history.
  • Describe modern Asian historical processes (e.g. human migration, disease, ecological imperialism, de-colonization, industrialization, nationalism, etc.).
  • Acquire a sense of historical perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of historical concepts as they relate to historical issues and events in Asia during the past five centuries.

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


Classes Offered

  • Spring 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 212, Ryan Koo - CRN: 60268 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2013 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 212, Ryan Koo - CRN: 62372 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2011 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 212, Keith Knuuti - CRN: 61314 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2010 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 212, Keith Knuuti - CRN: 60394 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2006 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 214, Keith Knuuti - CRN: 61237
  • Spring 2005 - MW, 8:05am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 214, P Hagstrom - CRN: 62109
  • Spring 2003 - MW, 8:00am to 9:15am, Hale Pālanakila 214, P Hagstrom - CRN: 35447


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