East Asian History Course Analysis

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Throughout this course we have not only gained factual knowledge about East Asia but also a framework that we can use to understand other countries and cultures around the world. To consider ourselves global citizens, we must have an understanding of the world and the way it works. From learning about the history of East Asia, we now have a better understanding of why it works the way it does today, and that makes us less ethnocentric and more empathetic toward others. This course has allowed me the opportunity to grow more as a global citizen, and to see where I have achieved and failed at pushing to see beyond myself and be a more inclusive person. Asides from the overt growth of knowledge about East Asian and its history, I have also gained an appreciation for the past and understanding that we cannot always believe what has been told and retold throughout history. Wars, disputes, and times of peace all occur throughout history, but usually not exactly as we may know or others may remember. …show more content…
Since I do not have a passion for history or politics this was a difficult class for me in several ways, and the desire to want to learn about it at times was difficult to maintain. No matter how awful that sounds, it is the truth. I do enjoy and have a fondness towards East Asia and the numerous cultures it provides, but learning about the disputes and often childlike politics between the nations is what I dislike the most.
Reflection on any class is important because of the hope that students will form ideas from each course and mold them together. If you think back on the goals that a course was meant to achieve then you can analyze how you have changed. Some people may think differently than they did before. Even if someone does not change their stance on an idea, at least they have hopefully been exposed to other possibilities and can criticize their original

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