The Vietnam Wars
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

The wars in Vietnam represented more than just struggles between peoples; they embodied the forces that forged the 20th century: colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, revolution, modernization, nation-building, development, the clash of cultures, capitalism, communism, the cold war, and more. This course studies both Vietnam's anti-colonial struggle with France and North Vietnam's long war with the United States. It is designed to explain the wars and their outcomes, create understanding about the reasons why crucial decisions were or were not made, and reveal the larger forces at work within these most twentieth-century of conflicts.{G}

Additional Course Information