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Metropolitan College

Special Topics

MET HI 215

Topic for Summer 2018: The Vietnam War. Explores the origins, events, and consequences of the wars in Vietnam from 1945 to 1979. Special emphasis is given to the causes of American involvement and the reasons for the failures of U.S. policy. The events of the wars are placed in different contexts demonstrating how ideological, diplomatic, social, cultural, and economic considerations influenced the conduct, duration, and end of the war. Topics include: French colonialism in Vietnam, the outbreak of the Cold War and America's road to Indochina, how the wars were fought, the battlefield experience of American troops, the media and the war, the American antiwar movement, the impact of war on Vietnamese society, Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese nationalism, the roles of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia, the Sino-Vietnamese war, cinematic representations of the American War, and the Vietnam War's legacies in South East Asia and in the U.S. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)


College of Arts & Sciences

The Emerging United States to 1865

CAS HI 151

Explores how the United States, at first only a series of borderland outposts, became a sprawling national republic. Investigates factors that brought Americans together and those that tore them apart, as they struggled passionately over racial, religious, and sectional values. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)


World History after 1500

CAS HI 176

Examines the religious encounters, economic rivalries, and military battles produced by European imperialism since 1500 in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Analyzes how European colonialism came to dominate the world and how nationalist movements succeeded in gaining independence. 4 cr. Tuition: $2720

Summer 2 (July 2-August 9)