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Course SummaryHistory 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Complete the course at your own pace to learn from expert history instructors and save time and money on your degree.
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The course objective is to examine the conflicts, crises, important figures and ideologies in Vietnam from the First Indochina War until the Vietnam War, so that you can fully understand the causes and impact of the wars.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real ACE college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Dissect how nationalism affected the nation of Vietnam.
- Compare the important figures and events of the First Indochina War.
- Summarize how President Roosevelt, President Truman, and President Eisenhower formed foreign policy during the First Indochina War.
- Evaluate the consequences of the Geneva Conference.
- Explain the Unites States' involvement in Vietnam, including the policy formation of President Kennedy and the plan for withdrawal made by President Nixon.
- Analyze American dissent during the Vietnam War and how this opposition affected policy.
- Differentiate between the many battles and conflicts of the Vietnam War, as well as the tactics behind their operation.
- Summarize and debate how the Vietnam War impacted Vietnam's neighbors.
- Outline the United States' role in the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.
- Estimate and infer the effects of the Vietnam War, both inside the United States and in Southeast Asia.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but many students choose to complete History 104: U.S. History II prior to taking History 308.
History 308 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division and upper division baccalaureate degree categories, respectively. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete History 308 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the History 308 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Understanding History & Primary Sources||Consider the subjective nature of how history is recorded and learn how historians use primary sources to understand historical events.|
|Vietnamese Nationalism||Review Indochina's government and culture between 1900 and 1945. Determine the international impacts on nationalism in Vietnam. Identify Viet Minh and Ho Chi Minh. Discuss Ngo Dinh Diem's foreign ties and rise to power. Consider the influence and role of Emperor Bao Dai.|
|The First Indochina War||Discover the important events of the First Indochina War as well as the significant individuals involved, the Geneva Conference, war tactics, and leadership.|
|Early American Involvement in Indochina||Look at how President Roosevelt, President Truman and President Eisenhower formed foreign policy during the First Indochina War.|
|The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War||Evaluate the consequences of the Geneva Conference and the U.S. reaction to the Geneva Accords. Explain how the Geneva Accords impacted Viet Minh's leadership. List the sequence of events leading to the military mobilization of North Vietnam.|
|U.S. Involvement in Vietnam||Explain the United States' involvement in Vietnam, including President Kennedy's policy formation up to President Nixon's plan for withdrawal.|
|Opposition to the Vietnam War||Analyze American dissent during the Vietnam War and how opposition impacted policy. Point out the role of the media during the anti-Vietnam war movement.|
|Battles & Operations of the Vietnam War||Differentiate between the many battles and conflicts of the Vietnam War as well as the tactics behind these operations and offensives.|
|Participants & Strategies in the Vietnam War||Discuss the goals and motivations of the People's Army in Vietnam. Point out South Vietnamese leadership and the revolving door effect. Analyze U.S. military policy and strategies for the Vietnam ground war. Identify causes that led to the defeat of American troops.|
|Cambodia & Laos in the Vietnam War||Summarize how the war impacted Vietnam's neighbors as well as the United States' role in the Cambodian-Vietnamese War.|
|Effects of the Vietnam War||Survey the effects of the Vietnam War both inside the U.S. and in Southeast Asia. Explore postwar relations between Vietnam and America. Describe the causes and impact of Vietnam Syndrome.|
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