May 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 468 - Modern Japanese History: Tradition and Change

This course explores Japanese history and culture from 1600 to contemporary times.  Utilizing lectures, discussions, readings and projects, the focus will be on the modernization process with its concomitant political, social, economic, and intellectual changes. HIST 468 and HIST 568 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Winter).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Articulate how Japanese history was shaped by geography, events, cultural, social, and religious changes.
  • Identify and analyze key historical events, people and trends, in the primary military events, including the internal wars and the development of the Shogunate, the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, and World War II fought by Japan.
  • Describe issues of international encounters including adaptation to foreign encounters, reform, and aggressive colonialism to other Asians. Post-WWII development of new adaptations and political trends will be explored.
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking and organizational skills in writing projects, and cognitively mapped preparations for small group discussions.
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