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HIST-A 380: THE VIETNAM WAR (3 credits)


This is the story of America's longest war - the battles, the protests, the movies, and the controversies. The Vietnam War was an epic event, the climax of the cold war and the high water mark of American power. Students will learn about the experiences of combatants on both sides, the reasoning behind American strategy, and the history of Vietnam's struggle for independence. The course will also deal with the war's legacies, its place in popular culture, and the war's economic and political aftershocks.