HIST 3453 The US and the Vietnam War
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 48.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Historical background to the war in Vietnam; The French War in Indochina; origins of American involvement; conscription and issues of race, class, and ethnicity in the armed forces; strategy and tactics, 1965-1973; origins and growth of the antiwar movement; the Pentagon Papers and the role of the media; representations of the war in film, music, fiction, and personal memoirs; remembering the war in oral history.
Prerequisite: Core Studies 4 or Core Curriculum 1220 [2.2], or History 3005, or permission of the chairperson.