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  • 13
    Lessons
  • 34
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 11
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.1
    CEUs
  • 290
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

Course Description

One of the most divisive military efforts in United States history since the Civil War was the Vietnam War. A subject of widely-differing opinions at the time, the controversy rages still today over whether or not America should have involved itself in this bloody and hard-fought conflict.

The primary aim of our involvement in Vietnam was to contain the spread of communism in Southeast Asia following the events of the Korean War and the Chinese Civil War of 1949. The United States officially backed the anti-communist Republic of South Vietnam (South Vietnam) against the forces of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam), also called the "Vietcong". 

The North Vietnamese received military and economic assistance from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the People's Republic of China (Communist China), which greatly prolonged the conflict and created a significantly more difficult obstacle for the U.S. Armed Forces to surmount. What followed was one of the most brutal and unique wars ever fought by America. 

This course will examine the history of the Vietnam War. It will provide the student with the historical background that set the stage for the conflict, the events that led directly to the war, the major issues involved at home and abroad, and an overview of the major battles. Further, this course will also cover the non-military aspects of the war, such as the changing political climate in the United States during the late 1960s, that had a profound impact on the outcome of the struggle.
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: A History of Vietnam

Vietnam has a very long history and it is a strategically-located country in Southeast Asia, which has led to a number of subjugations of its peoples over the centuries. 64 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : Introduction Discussion
  • Take Poll: Vietnam War Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Assignment: Why Study the Vietnam War?
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : A History of Vietnam

Lesson 2: War-Time Technology & Weapons of the Vietnam War

Like previous wars in the twentieth century, the Vietnam War saw the introduction of a number of new technological innovations in the area of weaponry and support material. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Lesson 2 Discussion
  • Review 2 Articles: Weapons; Chemical Warfare
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : War-Time Technology & Weapons of the Vietnam War

Lesson 3: The Road To War

Following the conclusion of the Second World War and the Korean War, a number of events would set in motion America's inevitable involvement in yet another military conflict in Indochina. 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Take Poll: The Vietnam War
  • Complete Assignment: Truman Ignores Ho Chi Mihn
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: The Road To War

Lesson 4: The Beginning of the War

Following the partition of Vietnam into north and south halves, a number of events were set into motion that would bring about another full-scale military conflict in Indochina. 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: SEATO
  • Complete Assignment: President Kennedy and the Vietnam War
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: The Beginning of the War

Lesson 5: President Johnson and the Vietnam War

The assassinations of President Kennedy and of Ngo Dinh Diem had a tremendous impact on the events in Vietnam. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: LBJ and the Vietnam War; LBJ and Vietnam
  • Complete Assignment: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : President Johnson and the Vietnam War

Lesson 6: Making Battle Plans

Once American marines were on the ground in Vietnam, it was clear to everyone that the United States' involvement in the situation would involve the use of our military might. The ground war began in earnest after March, 1965, as the U.S. 31 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Making Battle Plans

Lesson 7: Wading into the War

With their war strategies of attrition and erosion firmly in place, U.S. military commanders commenced the ground war. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Winning The Hearts and Minds of the Vietnamese People
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Wading into the War

Lesson 8: Major U.S. Offensives in South Vietnam, Part I

With two quick early successes to spur them on, the United States proceeded with all speed to execute their strategic goals of attrition and erosion of the North Vietnamese forces and the Vietcong. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Major U.S. Offensives in South Vietnam, Part I

Lesson 9: Major U.S. Offensives in South Vietnam, Part II

As the war broadened and escalated in intensity, the United States remained committed to their original two-pronged military strategy. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Learn about the Vietnam War; Tet Offensive
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Major U.S. Offensives in South Vietnam, Part II

Lesson 10: The Tet Offensive

Between January and September of 1968, the North Vietnamese Army embarked on their most aggressive and ambitious plan to hit U.S. and ARVN command and control centers in South Vietnam. 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Vietnam on Television
  • Take Poll: The Tet Offensive
  • Complete Assignment: T.V. and The Tet Offensive
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : The Tet Offensive

Lesson 11: The End of the War - U.S. Forces Leave Vietnam

After nearly a decade of fighting, the American people began to grow weary of the conflict in Vietnam. 134 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Vietnam and President Johnson
  • Complete Assignment: Did the U.S. lose the War, or did it withdraw with honor?
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : The End of the War - U.S. Forces Leave Vietnam

Lesson 12: The Aftermath of the Vietnam War

Immediately following the withdrawal of the last troops and U.S. advisory personnel from Vietnam, the capitol of Saigon fell. With the defeat of South Vietnam, all of the country was united under the communist rule of Ho Chi Minh. 86 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 : The Aftermath of the Vietnam War
  • Complete: The Final Exam

Appendix and Works Cited

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  • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the history of Vietnam.
  • Describe war-time technology and weapons of the Vietnam War.
  • Describe the road to war.
  • Describe the beginning of the war.
  • Know President Johnson and the Vietnam War.
  • Describe the battle plans of the war.
  • Know the Tet Offensive.
  • Know the aftermath of the vietnam war, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Vietnam War
Course Number: 7550443
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: C. Michael McKenna
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Student Testimonials

  • "I felt the entire course was very helpful and well put together. The Instructor for this course was extremely good job and knows the subject well." -- Micah S.
  • "I talked (emailed) with the insturctor several times. Being a Vietnam Vet, this course was very personal to me. My insturctor was very compassonite at times and very well versed in the subject." -- Paul S.
  • "Love your courses!!!" -- Kyle B.
  • "I wanted to learn about the war, that's what it taught me.AWESOME INSTRUCTOR!!!!!! He should be given a prize ;)" -- Riley Z.

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