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Undergraduate Degree Programs

History (HIST)

HIST 172 (IL) Survey of Japanese Civilization (3) Survey of social, institutional, cultural, and religious developments from ancient times to the present.

HIST 172 Survey of Japanese Civilization (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course is a survey of Japanese history, from ancient times to roughly the present day. It is not possible to cover every aspect of Japanese history in just fifteen weeks, but this course aims to provide an overview of important developments in Japanese society, religion, culture, and government. The goals of the class are not only to gain an understanding of a time and place far removed from our own, but also to develop the skill of building such an understanding through primary and secondary sources, both written and visual.


General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2005 Ending: Summer 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.