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Last approved: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:05:14 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:07:39 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Religion (REL)
Confucian Literature in East Asia
Confucian Lit in East Asia
Fall 2016
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EALL 3811 - Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 6811 - Confucian Literature in East Asia



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EALL 3811 - Confucian Literature in East Asia
EALL 6811 - Confucian Literature in East Asia
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Introduction to Confucian literature in China and other parts of East Asia, from its beginnings to the present day. The various historical, philosophical, and religious dimensions of Confucian texts and practices; the role of Confucianism in the formation and development of Chinese and East Asian political systems, family systems, and gender relationships; recent intellectual debates on Confucianism in East Asia.
As a result of completing this course, students will learn to: 1. Obtain a basic knowledge of major Confucian thinkers, major Confucian schools of thoughts, and their impact in the history of East Asia. 2. Be able to think, discuss and write analytically about the key Confucian concepts and texts in the Confucian tradition. 3. Be able to develop oral communication skills to effectively present their critical understanding of the texts and contexts and to engage their classroom peers. 4. Be able to understand, interpret and contextualize the primary sources and secondary scholarship in the history and contemporary cultures of East Asia. 5. Be able to make historical and cross-cultural comparisons of Confucian ideas and practices based on both the primary texts and the secondary studies.

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echacko (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:16:31 GMT): Rollback: Why is a 2000 level course being cross-listed as the equivalent of a 3000 level and a 6000 level course? Having the 3811 for undergrads and 6811 for grads is possible, but not the 2811.
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