HIST 241 : History of Asia to 1500
Class Hours3 lecture
Qualified for ENG 100.
Semester OfferedFall, Spring
This is the first in a two-semester series of courses that provide a survey of the history of East, Southeast, and South Asia from the earliest times to the modern era.
History 241 will examine the history of Asia from the prehistoric era through 1500 CE. It includes a broad survey of major historical figures, events, and developments in India, China, Korea, and Japan. Students will examine a number of interrelated processes—the origins of civilizations, the formation and disintegration of great empires, the evolution of ruling classes, the growth and spread of religions, as well as nomadic-sedentary relations.