HISTORY 218 - The Vietnam War, Referencing Iraq
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Lasting from 1945 to 1975, the Viet Nam War was the longest, most deadly conflict in post-1945 world history. It also precipitated America’s most profound political crisis since the Civil War. Viet Nam’s legacy continues to haunt us: It frames the debate over American options in Iraq and still defines how we view government authority and public morality.

This course will explore the origins of colonialism and the rise of the Cold War to understand the political, economic, and military conflicts that contributed to the outbreak of war in Viet Nam after 1945. This course will not focus exclusively on American involvement in the war, but rather will attempt to portray a broader international perspective of this conflict. With several decades of massive economic, political, and military turmoil, it must be recognized that the wars for Viet Nam brought an overwhelming amount of human tragedy and displacement. Accordingly, this course will attempt to both understand the policy decisions that led to war in Viet Nam and, importantly, put a human face on the war—both for those from Viet Nam (and surrounding nations) and those from the United States.

Additionally, this course will examine how present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan compare to Viet Nam. In short, this course analyzes Viet Nam both as the most controversial foreign war in American history and as a guide to the evolving relationship of the United States with the rest of the world.

HISTORY 218 - The Vietnam War, Referencing Iraq
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
13797
Open
81
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion.
003 (DIS)
P
13801
Open
10
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
13803
Open
15
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
13805
Open
16
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
13807
Open
15
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
47088
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 007018030X
Sacred war : nationalism and revolution in a divided Vietnam, Author: William J. Duiker, Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1995
Required
ISBN: 0807843911
Working-class war : American combat soldiers and Vietnam, Author: Christian G. Appy, Publisher: Univ. of North Carolina Press 1993
Required
ISBN: 0140235450
Red thunder, tropic lightning : the world of a combat division in Vietnam, Author: Eric M. Bergerud., Publisher: Penguin Books 1994
Required
ISBN: 0140185003
The quiet American., Author: Graham Greene., Publisher: Penguin Books [33. Dr.] 1973
Required
ISBN: 9780801444524
Insurgency and counter-insurgency in Iraq, Author: Hashim, Ahmed., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2006
Required
ISBN: 0802133622
Vietnam and America : a documented history, Author: by Marvin E. Gettleman ..., Publisher: Grove Pr. Rev. and e 1995
Required
ISBN: 1845118537
Vietnam : a portrait of its people at war, Author: David Chanoff & Doan Van Toai ; foreword by Edward Miller., Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks 2009
Required
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