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Introduction to Asian Studies (ASNS 105)

The course introduces students to Asia, its people, and cultures. Providing background information on history and government, religion and thought, traditional arts, and modern culture, the course is interdisciplinary in approach. The main areas of study are India and East Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Winter, Spring
Programs -

Course Outcomes:

By the end of this class a student will:

  • have general understanding of the history and culture of India, China, Korea, and Japan
  • access information using effective, well designed search strategies and the most appropriate information sources
  • locate, evaluate, and use information effectively for a particular purpose
  • effectively define the scope of a research question and determine key concepts
  • select appropriate types of information, which are directly related to key concepts or answer specific research questions
  • identify and correctly cite trustworthy sources of information
  • use logical conclusions and related outcomes that reflect informed evaluation and the ability to place evidence and perspectives in priority order
  • develop or combine ideas, images, or expertise in innovative ways
  • provide central message that is compelling (precisely stated, appropriately repeated, and strongly supported)
  • present ideas in logical order, tailor a message to a specific audience, express thoughts clearly, choose words to express meaning carefully and precisely, develop ideas with sufficient evidence and detail
  • use a variety of supporting materials and make appropriate references to information or analysis that significantly supports the presentation
  • understand other points of view on a question
  • recognize and avoid plagarism
  • manage time effectively for class, work, and other responsibilities
  • promote others' engagement with diversity