The Vietnam War (A vietnami háború) in spring 2019
Magyarics Tamás, Tue 08:30–10:00, R356, host: DAS (R306)
5-credit seminar, 30 h/term
description & set texts
The course is intended to provide an overview and analysis of the Vietnam War. Discussion will be focused on the gradual U.S. involvement in the affairs of Southeast Asia, and its international background in the early Cold War. The core of the course will be the strategic, political, and international implications of the war in Vietnam, Attention will also be paid to the domestic background of the war, as well as the emergence of the so-called Vietnam Syndrome after the ceasefire in January 1973. Readings: Kissinger, Henry A.(1994).Diplomacy. Chapters 25, 26, and 27. Magyarics, Tamás(2014). Az Egyesült Államok külpolitikájának története. The Pentagon Papers (1971).
requirements & assessment
Regular attendance; preferably an active participation in the discussions. A written test at the end of the semester composed of 10 ID questions and an essay question. Pass mark starts at 60 percent.