HIST 167   Introduction to History: Japan (3 Hours)

This survey course in Japanese history emphasizes developments and trends from the prehistoric period to the 21st century. Topics include Heian court culture, developments in Japanese Buddhism such as Zen, the rise of the samurai and the Shogunate, Japanese pirates, the wars of the Sengoku Period, Tokugawa governance and culture, the Meiji Restoration, Japan in World War Two, and modern Japanese culture.