The University of St. Thomas

East Asian Civilizations
Title:East Asian Civilizations
Course Number:119
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Kameya, Patti H
Time:0815 - 0920
Location:Murray-Herrick Campus Center St Paul
Room:MHC 201
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 M  -  W   -  F 3 17 20
Course Description:
This course uses a culture of East Asia (China or Japan) as a focal point for investigating the history of the region. Students will gain a broad‐based historical and cultural understanding of East Asia in its global context, beginning with the origins of this culture, and including its inter‐regional connections and its encounters with the West. In this way, this course addresses the preconception that East Asia existed unchanged until the arrival of Europeans. The theme of this course is “Contact and Change,” which will afford an opportunity to examine two of the principal challenges facing historians: accounting for change and understanding people and societies separated from us by space and time. This course fulfills the Historical Studies requirement in the core curriculum. Fall semester focuses on Japan; spring semester focuses on China.