East Asian Languages and Cultures | Intro to East Asian Studies
E200 | 15093 | Rubinger


E200:
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> This class is required for EALC majors who matriculated into IU
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> Summer/Fall 2008 or later.
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> This course is restricted to EALC majors and minors.
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> This course carries Culture Studies credit.
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> This required course serves several functions for EALC majors. It
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> is, first, a broad survey of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean
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> civilizations that examines the idea of East Asia as a region with
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> unifying social, cultural, and political characteristics. At the
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> same time, we will also explore the ways in differences in cultural
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> and political history separate these societies from one another.
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> Finally, the course also introduces students to the history of the
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> various analytic frameworks that have guided modern scholarly
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> understandings of East Asian societies. By the end of the course,
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> students should have a coherent understanding of the history of the
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> East Asian civilizations in broad outline, and also a sharper
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> awareness of the variety of scholarly approaches by which
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> specialists have attempted to understand East Asia and communicate
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> those understandings to wider audiences.
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