AMERICA'S WAR IN VIETNAM

HIS2AWV

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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Minchin

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOne short answer test; one 2000 word esay; one 1.5 hour final examination

Capstone subjectNo

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 subjectsHIS3AWV

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Dispatches

Resource TypePrereading

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHerr, M.

Year1978

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PublisherPICADOR

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Vietnam: a history

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKarnow, S.

Year1984

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PublisherPENGUIN

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse visual and written texts
02. Evaluate sources and lines of argument and evidence on a history topic
03. Focusing on time and context analyse continuity and change
04. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on a history topic
05. Investigate a small historical topic and frame a response
06. Write individual essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about the past

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