HIST 242 : History of Asia Since 1500
Class Hours3 lecture
Qualified for ENG 100.
Semester OfferedFall, Spring
The second 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 242 will examine the history of Asia from the year 1500 through the present. 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: technological change, the impact of Western imperialism, the growth of Asian nationalism, and the transition to a modern world.