This course is a three- week intensive study of the recent economic, political and cultural history of Vietnam. The course will cover the 20th century and the early 21st century, including French colonialism in the first half of the century, the Japanese occupation during World War II, the period of direct U.S. involvemen between 1954 and 1974, and the post-war period. Two of the three weeks of the program will be spent in Vietnam and Cambodia. In addition to visits to important sites in Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap special activities will include boat cruises, a tour of the Cu Chi tunnels located outside of Ho Chi Minh City, the Killing Field located outside of Phnom Penh, the Angkor complex (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) located outside of Siem Reap, and meetings with faculty and students at universities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 3 credit hours in Sociology 491 or University Honors 347: International Seminar on Vietnam and Cambodia. Please note: this program requires class time in Knoxville before and after the time in Vietnam.
Students will be housed in budget tourist hotels in double rooms.
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