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"Elements of Culture"

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Extra Credit

iFAQs

Abbreviations

ApEx = Application Exercise

ASA = Asian Art (anthology)

MOO = Masterpieces of the Orient (anthology)

RAP = Religions of Asia in Practice (anthology)

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Schedule

As in Unit 1, all readings in this schedule must be completed by the day under which they are listed. This requirement is assessed via TRAs, homework and End-of-Unit Challenges throughout the semester.

CAUTION: I reserve the right to make revisions to on-line materials prior to their discussion in class at the relevant point in the semester. Therefore WAIT until that time to print out materials you wish to have on hand, such as terms, excerpts and assignment guidelines.

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Unit 2a: The Classical Period of Ancient China (15th century BCE - 2nd century CE)

Dates Tasks Readings
Mon, Oct 21

*Unit 1 Practice Instuctions*
DUE beginning of class,
with worksheet attached

TRA #2a
(individual & team)

overview of Scenario 2a & Reading Guide 2a

view audio-visual excerpts

STUDY key concepts in these overviews for TRA #2a:

BROWSE on-line information regarding contemporary practices described in Scenario 2a:

A. Greater Good Science Center (web site)
    six habits of happiness & overview of the organization
B. arial map of CA state capitol
    (zoom in to see "secret" courtyards")
    sculpted Mexican & Native state seals
    Masonic symbols in the state capitol (video)
C. Mount Shasta religions & legends
    "The Mystique of the Magic Mountain" (audio & slides)

Wed, Oct 23

ApEx Set 2a

(*2 HOMEWORK REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)

LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use the Reading Guide to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

A. selections from The Analects & Chuang Tzu (RDR, 81-91)
[= MOO, 388-95, 399-403, 407-15]

B. "A Magic Army for the Emperor" (ASA: RDR, 92-100)

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources

Mon, Oct 28

ApEx Set 2a, continued

(*HOMEWORK PAGE REQUIRED* - use optional homework worksheet if helpful: PDF | MS Word)


LOCATE examples from these primary sources (use the Reading Guide to get oriented) to address the Scenario Homework:

C. "Record of the Feng & Shan Sacrifices " (RAP: RDR, 101-105)

VIEW the following images to inform your reading of the above sources

Wed, Oct 30

End-of-Unit Challenge 2a

  • 10 multiple choice questions
  • culminating team activity

REVIEW & STUDY TERMS & EXCERPTS from the Reading Guide in these primary sources for End-of-Unit Challenge 2a:

  • Lun Yü & Zhuangzi [excerpts] (RDR, 81-91)
    [= MOO, 388-95, 399-403, 407-15]
  • "A Magic Army for the Emperor" (ASA: RDR, 92-100)
  • "Record of the Feng & Shan Sacrifices " (RAP: RDR, 101-105)
  • "Chinese Tombs & Ancient Views of the Afterlife"
    [if unable to view, download & install PowerPoint Viewer (PC/Mac)]

STUDY TERMS marked with asterisks (*) in the Reading Guide using these **ONLINE** EB overviews (click links below to access) for End-of-Unit Challenge 2a:

WARNING: make sure that you use these links to access EB; going through the library's database page may lead to different material, which will likely confuse you when preparing for TRA.

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