History | The Vietnam War
A380 | 25791 | Cullather

A portion of the above section reserved for majors

This is the story of Americanís longest waróthe battles, the
protests, the movies, and the political controversies.  The Vietnam
War was an epic event, the climax of the cold war and the high water
mark of American power.  Students will learn about the experience of
combatants on both sides, the reasoning behind American strategy,
and the history of Vietnamís struggle for independence.  The course
will also deal with the warís legacies, its place in popular
culture, the militaryís search for technological alternatives to
ground combat, and the warís economic and political aftershocks.