AMERICA'S WAR IN VIETNAM

HIS2AWV

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The Vietnam War is one of the three most significant wars of the twentieth century. It was the longest war that the United States has ever fought and also the only war in which it has ever been forced to concede defeat. This subject explores the events that embroiled the United States and its allies in Vietnam's conflict and examines how the US has come to terms with its meaning. A significant part of the subject deals with the cultural responses to the war both at the time and in its continuing legacy.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Minchin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS3AWV

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVietnam: a historyRecommendedKarnow, S.PENGUIN 1984
ReadingsDispatchesPreliminaryHerr, M.PICADOR 1978

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Anayse visual and written texts

Activities:
one short answer test; one 2000 word esay; one 1.5 hour final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

02. Evauate sources and lines of argument and evidence on a history topic

Activities:
One 2000 word essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Focusing on time and context analyse continuity and change

Activities:
one short answer test; one 2000 word esay; one 1.5 hour final examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

04. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on a history topic

Activities:
One 2000 word essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

05. Investigate a small historical topic and frame a response

Activities:
one short-answer test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Write individual essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about the past

Activities:
One 2000 word essay; one final 1.5 hour examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Writing
Creative Problem-solving

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