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History

HIS 208

Introduction to Chinese Civilization
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ SS/ss

An investigation of the cultural development and 4,000-year-old traditions of China, and China's influence on the Far East and on the world . Western civilization is compared and contrasted to Chinese values . Beginning with prehistory, the major elements of Chinese thought and behavior patterns are analyzed, and the insights gained from the study of Chinese history are applied to an understanding of contemporary China .

Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060.