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Chad J Moody
HSTAA 338
Seattle Campus

The United States and Vietnam

American involvement in Vietnam, including: the complex of negotiations; strategies and objectives of both sides; military, political, and economic operations of the United States; efforts at pacification; impact of Vietnam on American affairs.

Class description

This is a full term class.

This course will examine U.S. involvement in Vietnam from the end of World war II to its cultural and political afterlife in the 1980s, 90s and today. This class will study the Vietnam War from a variety of social, cultural and politcal angles, with particular emphasis placed on the various debates between foreign policy intellectuals and American politicians.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

There is no official prerequisite for this course. However, because this class engages a number of primary source texts, some familiarity with college-level U.S. history is strongly recommended.

Class assignments and grading

Students will write two papers (roughly 3-7 pages in length), and take two exams. Students will also be graded on participation in weekly classroom discussion.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Chad J Moody
Date: 04/17/2006