2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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HIST 168 Vietnam War as History (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Social Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
An in-depth look at the issues leading up to and sustaining American involvement in Vietnam. This examination involves historical, economic, political, religious and social issues from a number of different cultural perspectives.

Student Outcomes
1. Analyze differences and similarities of American and Vietnamese history in order to understand each side’s point of view.
2. Analyze the differences between politics of capitalism/democracy and communism.
3. Analyze the difference between the religious systems of American and Vietnamese cultures.
4. Analyze the impact that the war in Vietnam had on the neighboring country of Cambodia.
5. Analyze the impact the War in Vietnam on the Cold War.
6. Discuss the politics of American, Chinese and North Vietnamese decisions during the conflict in order to understand the war’s end.
7. Analyze the use of the press during the conflict in order to understand America’s perception of the war in Vietnam.

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