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Course Code: MILH668 Course ID: 3264 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This seminar examines the origins, evolution and impact of the Vietnam War. In addition to reviewing the history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, students explore the political, cultural and social forces and military developments that shaped the behavior of the various Vietnamese and American parties. Purpose is to develop a coherent perspective on what became one of the costliest and most divisive wars in American history.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO-1: Examine the history of one of the most controversial episodes in 20th century U.S. history.
  • CO-2: Analyze motives of the major parties to the conflict – the French, the Americans, the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong), the North Vietnamese, and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
  • CO-3: Assess the domestic and international developments and individuals influencing U.S. policy toward the growing conflict in Vietnam, before and during the years of direct U.S. involvement.
  • CO-4: Discuss the interplay between military operations and political goals on all sides of the conflict.
  • CO-5: Examine the influence of events outside the area of the conflict on the actions of the belligerents.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • CO-1: Examine the history of one of the most controversial episodes in 20th century U.S. history.
  • CO-2: Analyze motives of the major parties to the conflict – the French, the Americans, the National Liberation Front (Viet Cong), the North Vietnamese, and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
  • CO-3: Assess the domestic and international developments and individuals influencing U.S. policy toward the growing conflict in Vietnam, before and during the years of direct U.S. involvement.
  • CO-4: Discuss the interplay between military operations and political goals on all sides of the conflict.
  • CO-5: Examine the influence of events outside the area of the conflict on the actions of the belligerents.
Book Title:A Time for War : The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975 (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780195125016
Publication Info:Oxford University Press Lib
Author:Schulzinger, Robert D.
 
Book Title:Antiwarriors : The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds (Ebook available in the APUS Online library)
ISBN:9780842028967
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Small, Melvin
Unit Cost:$40.40
 
Book Title:Vietnam: A Television History DVD- This video is available online.
ISBN:AMN
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.