HIST 2960

HIST 2960

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

East Asian martial arts are often portrayed as ancient, timeless, and even mystical, but they have a history. In this course we explore how military techniques intended for use in war, policing, and banditry came to be practiced as methods of moral, spiritual, and physical self-cultivation. We examine the historical dynamics that shape martial arts transformation, transmission, and spread. All students conduct at least one field trip to a local martial arts demonstration or school, and consider the question: "What is East Asian about East Asian martial arts in Ithaca?"

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2290

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16383 HIST 2960   LEC 001