This course will survey the intersection of Vietnamese and American history from 1945 to the present. It will examine the roots of our involvement in Southeast Asia after World War II through the defeat of the French in the 1950’s. It will explore the principal causes and effects of the expanded war in the 1960’s both in Vietnam and in the United States—upon Americans and upon Vietnamese. It will conclude with a section discussing the legacy of the war exploring continuing issues like U.S./Vietnamese relations, Southeast Asian refugees in the U.S. and the effect of the war on veterans.
Grading Basis
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Social Science
HISTORY 20803229
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGenRead 261+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 19+ or Coll Read Strat #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGenWrite 260+ or ACCP Write 5+ and ACCP Sent 86+ or ACT Eng 17+ or ICW #10831103); or Eng 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a C or higher.
Typically Offered
Fall, Spring