Feb 18, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 121 - The China Experience


An introductory study of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture and values. Academic and study tour components place an emphasis on situating contemporary China in a geographical, historical, philosophical, and social/political/economic context. The readings for the course include selections designed to provide comparisons between Chinese and American culture values. As with all International studies programs at MCC, students are expected to share what they have learned with the college community upon completion of the course. 

General Outcomes:

* summarize the history, social structures, and institutions of China
* analyze the political struggle of China through their revolutions, reactions and political movements 
* describe China’s cultural and economic development and evaluate its impact in comparison to other contemporary countries 
* examine and compare China’s cultural preservation strategies with those of other countries 
* analyze cultural and social change in China, paying particular attention to the contemporary through discussion and experiential service learning
* write reflective analysis for e-portfolios that employ print and visual sources to explore and identify the social consequences of China?s commitment to cultural and literary preservation and its place on the global stage

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Multicultural/Global Literacy, Critical Thinking, Personal and Professional Development, and Written and Oral Communication.


Prerequisite(s): Completion of 12 credits in a degree program at MCC
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Social Sciene or Behavioral Science Elective
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement.

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