HIST 498 (3SY) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/Vietnam War

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56682
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Malcolm Gent

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 11:10am - 12:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

No War HelmetJimi HendrixSoldiers on the marchResist the DraftPeace SignVietnam Soldiers

HIST 498 sec. 3SY - THE VIETNAM WAR: U.S. POLICY, AMERICAN SOCIETY, AND POPULAR CULTURE

The Vietnam War changed how Americans viewed war, combat, American exceptionalism, and themselves.  This course will examine Vietnam in the context of the Cold War.  Our focus is U.S. foreign policy, how the war heightened existing social and political tensions within the U.S., and the enormous cultural implications of American involvement in Vietnam.  We will examine government documents, memoirs, protest music, and art, as well as literature and films about the period, including The Quiet American, Apocalypse Now, and Full Metal Jacket.  This is a writing intensive course.