CHIN 346

Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

Course Description

Introduction to native Chinese philosophies of Confucianism and Taoism. Readings in translation of Lun-yu, Meng-tsu, Lao-tzu, and Chuang-tzu. Themes include self, society, and cosmos.

When Taught

Winter

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Summarize facts, figures, and dates

Learning Outcome

Summarize the important facts, figures, and dates relevant to early Chinese philosophy (see Chinese major expected learning outcome 3).

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Outline major schools of Chinese philosophy

Learning Outcome

Explain the broad outlines of the major schools of Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, and Legalism, and understand their roles in the development of Chinese society and thought (see Chinese major expected learning outcome 3).

Title

Formulate philosophical questions

Learning Outcome

Formulate philosophical questions.

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Write clear prose

Learning Outcome

Write clear, convincing prose, and understand the basics of proper formatting and documentation for scholarly prose.