This course will introduce students to the history, culture, and society of Vietnam. Students will participate in a two-week trip to Vietnam. The trip will include visits to historical sites and museums, academic lectures, informal discussions, excursions to important landmarks, and a service learning activity. Students will learn about the Vietnam War, but also Vietnam’s imperial past, the period of French colonialism, and Vietnamese history since unification. Students will read articles related to Vietnamese history and society and will write several papers about their experiences.
The flier from CET, the organization arranging the tour, is available here.