Certificate in the Study of State Violence (War, Atrocity, and Genocide) - The Vietnam War

HIST 2336  The Vietnam War


Six credits of History at the 1000 level or 24 credits completed


Two hours of lecture and one hour of seminar per week for one term.




The Second Indochina War from 1954 to 1975 was one of three wars involving France, the United States, and China. As a hot war within a larger Cold War, this conflict divided the international community, destroyed presidencies, galvanized protests, and killed almost 1.5 million people. In the U.S., it is known as the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, it is the American War. In this course taught by both an American and a European specialist, students will explore the geopolitical, social, economic, military, and racial aspects of this conflict in both lecture and seminar discussion.

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