Overview --> Learning Objectives
After attentively engaging with course materials, a student should be able to:
(a) clearly describe the three elements of practice, its social web and the reflection of individuals who practice, and the way that these three interact in all forms of human culture.
(b) effectively answer basic questions, posed by a peer unfamiliar with Asian culture, regarding key terms, images and primary sources related to the art, literature, religion & philosophy of late medieval & modern Asia, as reflected in assigned readings, images and videos.
(c) locate reliable scholarly sources that address aspects of Asian culture that you don't understand, and formulate questions to guide your reading of those sources.
(a) select relevant information from primary sources written by Asians themselves, again for a peer unfamiliar with Asian culture, in order to present evidence of the way different aspects of Asian culture interact.
(b) use this evidence to take a position about which of several cultural practices have the best potential to strengthen practice, its social web, and the reflection of individuals who practice in a given cultural context..
(c) articulate the rationale for your evaluation and choice of different practices, which places evidence and perspectives in priority order.
- effectively communicate with others while
refining the skills listed in #1-2.
- (a) appreciate the emotional impact and
intellectual fascination of Asian culture.
(b) continue to investigate, as modeled throughout the course, the religion and culture of the people encountered throughout life.
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