2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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HIST 280 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A survey of the major aspects in the development of Chinese civilization from antiquity to the present day.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and analyze the pivotal developments in all regions of China.
2. Explain the chief components (religious, economic, political, etc.) of the culture of China.
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, gender, artistic, intellectual, religious, etc.) among different historical movements, changes, and trends.
4. Identify the major problems facing China today.
5. Draw conclusions from history, discussing recent and present trends and their possible impact on the future.
6. Compare and contrast the cultural realms of China.
7. Analyze the position in the world of China today and in the near future.
8. Discuss the impact of China’s cultures on the world.
9. Determine an overall plan for an even wider range of mutually beneficial ties between the U.S. and China, based on lessons that are drawn from history.
10. Discuss from a historical perspective major features of the geography, as well as current developments in the political, economic, and cultural spheres of China.

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