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Introduction to the Civilizations of East Asia (China)

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses, Summer College

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This is a two-course sequence on the civilizations of Japan and China, with emphasis on major transformation of individual identity, community, and nation in these cultures and societies from the Middle Ages to the present. The China course of the sequence will review the broad characteristics of Chinese civilization from its beginnings, with special emphasis on the social, political, and cultural transformations from the nineteenth century to the present. The two courses may be taken separately. These courses count toward the general education requirement in civilization studies.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

11th Grade
12th Grade
Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses
Summer College

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 09

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Guy Alitto

Academic Interest

Humanities (e.g., arts, philosophy)

Class Specifics

Course Code

HIST 15100 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Wed Fri

Class Duration (CST)


12:30 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks