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Asian Studies (ASIA)

ASIA 083S (GH;IL) Asian Studies First Year Seminar (3) The meaning and advantages of a Liberal Arts education in context of a specific discipline.

ASIA 083S Asian Studies First Year Seminar (3)

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

This course provides an introduction to the meaning and advantages of a liberal arts education in the context of Asian Studies. Through reading, discussion, research, and writing, students in this course will develop many of the basic skills central to a liberal arts education. The specific topic will vary by instructor, but will address one or more countries of Asia. Materials may include works of fiction and literary criticism, historical documents and analysis, or other scholarship and primary materials related to the specific discipline of the instructor. Through reading, discussing, and further exploring such materials, students will build their skills of critical analysis, research, and argumentation, as well as enhancing their intercultural and international perspectives. The course fulfills the first-year seminar requirement as well as a general education or a Bachelor of Arts humanities requirement.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Fall 2015

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


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