Analyzes American involvement in Vietnam from World War II with emphasis on the presidencies of Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Lecture 3 hours per week
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Explain how and why the United States became involved in Vietnam within the broader context of US foreign policy in the 20th century.
No prerequisites. Preferable, but not mandatory, that students complete HIS 121-122 prior to enrollment.
3. Provide students with an opportunity at problem-solving.
4. Encourage students to consider political, economic, and cultural problems from a global perspective.
2. Origins of the Cold War
3. First Vietnam War (1946-1954)
4. Diem years in Vietnam (1954-1963)
5. Commitment of US ground troops in Vietnam (1964-1967)
6. Tet Offensive
7. US Vietnamization policy
8. Peace negotiations
9. Anti-war movement
10. End of American involvement
2. Postwar Vietnam syndrome
3. Depiction of US involvement in film and literature