HST 228 - The Vietnam War

Course Description

This course is a study of the history of the Vietnam War. The instructional goal of this course is to have students demonstrate through discussions and essays how America became involved in Vietnam, how the war was waged, the war's effect on American society, and how the war affected Vietnam. Students will also demonstrate an awareness of how Vietnamese culture affected the war and how Vietnam has affected America's contemporary society. As students achieve this goal, they will develop skills in analysis, critical thinking, historical reasoning, and writing. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify critical historical developments.
  • Explain the significance of critical historical developments.
  • Evaluate critical historical developments.
Human Dimension:
  • Analyze the impact of historical developments on contemporary society.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Apply course concepts to their roles as modern citizens.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Reflect on their engagement in the learning process.
  • Interpret historical information from a variety of sources.