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History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War


19 hours (12 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

December 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: dissect how nationalism affected the nation of Vietnam; compare the important figures and events of the First Indochina War; summarize how President Roosevelt, President Truman, and President Eisenhower formed foreign policy during the First Indochina War; evaluate the consequences of the Geneva Conference; explain the Unites States' involvement in Vietnam, including the policy formation of President Kennedy and the plan for withdrawal made by President Nixon; analyze American dissent during the Vietnam War and how this opposition affected policy; differentiate between the many battles and conflicts of the Vietnam War, as well as the tactics behind their operation; summarize and debate how the Vietnam War impacted Vietnam's neighbors; outline the United States' role in the Cambodian-Vietnamese War; and estimate and infer the effects of the Vietnam War, both inside the United States and in Southeast Asia.


Major topics include: Vietnamese nationalism; the First Indochina War; early American involvement in Indochina; the Geneva Conference and the Vietnam War; U.S. involvement in Vietnam; opposition to the Vietnam War; battles and operations of the Vietnam War; participants and strategies in the Vietnam War; Cambodia and Laos in the Vietnam War; and effects of the Vietnam War.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in History (12/16) (4/22 revalidation).