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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 264                                    
Course Title: China to 1650
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course traces the political, social, and cultural history of China from earliest times to 1650. The course will focus on the period during which China was arguably one of the world?s most advanced societies and will seek to determine why China had fallen behind Europe by 1650. Various primary sources such as translated philosophical, religious, and literary texts as well as resources from archeology, art history, and film will assist in exploring the Chinese civilization.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
  
Start Date:    01/27/2014                         End Date: