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ATS3596

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Jane Drakard

Notes

Previously coded HSY3460

Synopsis

As for ATS2596

Objectives

In addition to fulfilling the general objectives established for history units at third-year level, students successfully completing this subject will be expected to:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Think critically and about the different cultural values involved in the various American, Vietnamese and other perceptions of this highly complex event.
  4. Continue the acquisition of critical and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate these verbally and in writing.
  5. Have an ability to formulate, investigate and write up an independent research project.
  6. Demonstrate in their writing the capacity to present a sustained argument based largely on primary sources.
  7. Be aware of contemporary philosophical, historical and cultural debates including structuralist and post-structuralist models of interpretation.
  8. Have a sense of the past as a site of political contestation.

Assessment

Written work: 45%
Class participation (including written and oral tasks): 20%
Test (two in-class tests of 1 hour): 35%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Jane Drakard

Contact hours

3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies
History
Asian studies

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions

ATS2596