HSY3460 - The Vietnam war
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Jane Drakard
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
As for HSY2460
In addition to fulfilling the general objectives established for history units at third-year level, students successfully completing this subject will be expected to:
- Develop a knowledge of the historical development of the Vietnam War and an understanding of the broader ideological, political and cultural context in which the war took place.
- Reflect on the impact of the war in Vietnam and the USA, as well as other parts of the world such as Cambodia and Laos and Australia.
- Think critically and about the different cultural values involved in the various American, Vietnamese and other perceptions of this highly complex event.
- Continue the acquisition of critical and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate these verbally and in writing.
- Have an ability to formulate, investigate and write up an independent research project.
- Demonstrate in their writing the capacity to present a sustained argument based largely on primary sources.
- Be aware of contemporary philosophical, historical and cultural debates including structuralist and post-structuralist models of interpretation.
- Have a sense of the past as a site of political contestation.
Written work: 45%
Class participation (including written and oral tasks): 20%
Test (two in-class tests of 1 hour): 35%
3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week
A first-year sequence in History or permission