David M Bachman
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to major issues, approaches, and themes in the study of modern China. It is a required course of all first year students in the China REgional studies M.A. program. It will help to promote critical thinking about China and scholarship on China and help prepare students to write a major research paper in the required follow on course, SISEA 522 in the spring.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Intensive reading and discussion seminar, with short reaction papers.
Knowledge of modern Chinese history.
Class assignments and grading
General Nature of Assignments: Reading 250-300 pages per week 5 short reaction papers to assigned readings Attendance and class participation Preparing a prospectus for a research paper in the spring
50% on attendance, evidence of doing the reading, participation and the above mention reaction papers 50% on the prospectus