Course Description

French colonial rule and Vietnamese nationalism; Ho Chi Minh and the war against the French (1946-54); the National Liberation Front (Vietcong); process of American involvement and disengagement; counter-insurgency and the air war; anti-war movement in the United States; reasons for failure of American policy; Vietnam since 1975; lessons and legacies for the U.S.


Credit is awarded from LSU–Baton Rouge.


  • Online, self-paced, open-enrollment period
  • Six months to complete course
  • 15 modules, 2 exams

Tuition and Fees

Special Requirements

  • A computer with reliable internet access, a webcam, and a headset or speakers, and a microphone.
  • You are also responsible for purchasing separately the required textbooks and any additional required materials for this course.
  • If you are interested in re-enrolling in a course that you have already taken through our program, please contact us before registering. If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact our office.
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Section Title
The Vietnam War
Once you are registered, you have 180 days to complete this course
Instruction Method
Course Fee(s)
HIST 4140 credit (3 units) $866.00
Available for Credit
3 units
  • J. Reonas
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