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VIETNAM: A CROSS-NATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE: RETIRED COURSE PER S. AIRD 10/31/13 (HIS-243294)

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Course Description:


Pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding Vietnamese history, with special emphasis on America's complex wartime involvement. Explore a wide variety of points of view on the major issues and controversies surrounding the U.S.-Vietnam War and its aftermath. Examine Vietnamese nation building, French colonization, the contradictory and unclear objectives of the United States, the post-World War II foreign policy that led the United States into Vietnam, the importance of cross-cultural differences in the study of Vietnamese-American relations, the domestic conflict in the United States versus the military battles in Vietnam, and the reasons for the outcome, with lessons and legacies of war.

Recommended: previous courses in American history, world history or the social sciences.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) :

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