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Vietnam War

Subject: POL
Course Number: 390
Credits: 4 Credits
Available Online: No
This course examines, from historical and political perspectives, the Vietnam War era. While an emphasis will be placed on America's role in the conflict; international geopolitical factors will also be investigated. Other topics might include the development of Vietnamese nationalism, the Cold War, French colonialism, Washington's initial commitment to Vietnam, the increase in American involvement from 1954-1965, the Gulf of Tonkin, the failure of military strategy, antiwar protests, the war's legacy, and the impact of the Vietnam War on current politics in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, and Southeast Asia. The plight and conditions of the Hmong people, both during and after the war, will be highlighted in this course.
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