Society, resources and environment; roots of ancient civilization; racial, ethnic and linguistic diversities; philosophic and religious traditions; arts and aesthetics; historical bases of tradition and modernity; role of education in social development; ideological differences and economic development. Primary focus on China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Course Hours:H(3-0) Antirequisite(s):Not open to students with credit in or concurrently registered in East Asia 300.
Examines the presence of East Asian values within Canada, their potential for greater acceptance in and contribution to Canadian life, and changes that would facilitate the acceptance of East Asians into the Canadian mainstream. East Asian values will be examined generically, as well as specifically to the cultures of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Course Hours:H(3-0) Antirequisite(s):Not open to students with credit in General Studies 301.04. Notes:Previous course work in East Asian culture would be advantageous to the student.
Provides instruction on the direct experience of important aspects of the Calgary Chinese community, including its history, commercial sector, entertainment facilities, and its cultural, social, and religious organizations. Course Hours:H(3-0) Antirequisite(s):Not open to students with credit in General Studies 301.06. Notes:Course requires off-campus attendance with a considerable amount of walking involved.