2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
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HIST 287 History of Japan Since Antiquity (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
This course is an introduction to the history, geography, culture, and present position of Japan in the international community. Cardinal developments in a broad range of human activities will be covered in a chronological order.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and analyze the pivotal developments in the six regions of Japan.
2. Explain the chief components (religious, economic, political) of the culture of Japan.
3. Analyze the interconnections (social, gender, artistic, intellectual, religious) among different historical movements, changes and trends.
4. Identify the major problems facing Japan today.
5. Draw conclusions from history, discussing recent and present trends and their possible impact on the future.
6. Compare and contrast the four cultural realms of Japan.
7. Analyze the position in the world of the Empire of Japan today and in the near future.
8. Discuss the impact of Japan’s culture on the world.
9. Determine an overall plan for an even wider range of mutually beneficial ties between the U.S. and Japan, 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 Japan.



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