07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R
Robinson Hall B120
Section Information for Spring 2014
This course explores the cultural, social, and historical dynamics of societal transitions in Taiwan and China. Utilizing comparative and cross-cultural perspectives, this course will discuss special topics such as the impact of colonization on civil society and political discourse; the development and influence of religion on family life, culture, and civil society; the legacies of major social and cultural movements; the role of the Aborigines on the emergence of Taiwanese nation building; and the influence of ethnic diversity on democracy. This course will be a discussion-centered seminar, coupled with writing assignments. More uniquely, this course will be global in nature. Students will use web-based tools and social networks to interact with peers and professors from both the U.S. and Taiwan. In addition, students are expected to regularly discuss course materials and collaborate on course projects.
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