History | The Vietnam War
A380 | 2738 | Cullather


	A portion of the above section reserved for majors
	Above section open to undergraduates only

This is the story of American’s longest war—the 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 Vietnam’s struggle for independence.  The course will
also deal with the war’s legacies, its place in popular culture, the
military’s search for technological alternatives to ground combat,
and the war’s economic and political aftershocks.