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 Course Title:   History of the Vietnam Conflict

 Title Abbreviation:   HIST OF VIETNAM CONFLICT

 Department:    HIST

 Course #:    245

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    450801

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A study of the Vietnam conflict - its causes, campaigns, personalities, home fronts, and aftermath.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the core geographic-political entities of Southeast Asia
  2. Account for the underlying causes of the conflict in Vietnam and Southeast Asia
  3. Identify and generalize about America??s policy in Vietnam
  4. Identify and generalize about America??s Cold War world policy
  5. Have an increased understanding of the effect on the American home front and the American mind that the conflict caused

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Southeast Asia and its pre-historic, ancient, and modern times (boundaries & people)
  2. Southeast Asia and the New Imperialism of the 19th century Europe
  3. Southeast Asia as a French colony
  4. The end of colonialism, World War II, and independence, nationalism
  5. Marxism and Southeast Asia
  6. American involvement in Southeast Asia, 1945, 1954 and its steady growth
  7. The after mess and extermination of policies and international intrigue that followed the American pull-out
  8. Students are asked to ponder similarities between historic and current events/situations; and both actual and potential social responses to those situations
  9. Students are introduced to the need to question the source(s) of historical information; and to become conscious of the difference between historical data and historical interpretation (theory); and to become aware of history as propaganda, as legend, as myth?and to seek reasons why.
  10. Students are encouraged in these through processes through in-class, verbal questioning, and through carefully worded test questions that cannot be answered via simple memorization.
  11. Students are asked to ask who, what, when, where (as historical data); and then to think their way as to why and so what (as theory and interpretation)?especially as they search for causation.