Contemporary China (Revision 1)
Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Humanities
Prerequisite: None. HIST 381 or GLST 381 is recommended. Students taking this course are expected to have university-level research and writing skills.
Precluded Course: GLST 382. (HIST 382 is a cross-listed course—a course listed under 2 different disciplines—GLST 382. HIST 382 may not be taken for credit by students who have obtained credit for GLST 382).
HIST 382 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Global Studies 382/History 382: Contemporary China, a three-credit, senior-level course which is designed to provide a thematic discussion of a number of major topics in post-Maoist China. Particular emphasis is placed on the dynamic but paradoxical impacts of globalization and modernization on various aspects of Chinese society.
- Unit 1: China’s Reforms: An Overview
- Unit 2: The Changing Relations between State and Society
- Unit 3: Modernization, Globalization, and Social Stratification
- Unit 4: A Different Way of Doing Business: Chinese Culture at Work
- Unit 5: Intellectuals in Maoist and Post-reform Years
- Unit 6: Post-Maoist Literature and Popular Culture
- Unit 7: The Changing Identities of Chinese Women
- Unit 8: Religion and Popular Worship in Contemporary China
- Unit 9: China’s National Minorities and Other Chinas
- Unit 10: Social Problems and Social Security Reform
|Essay 1||Midterm Quiz||Essay 2 (part2a)||Essay 2 (part2b)||Final Examination||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Michael Dillon, Contemporary China—An Introduction (London & New York: Routledge 2009).
A four-part DVD entitled China Rises. All other materials are available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, August 31, 2010.
Updated September 02 2016 by Student & Academic Services