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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Roots of the Vietnam War: Learning Objectives & Activities
Course SummaryHistory 108: History of the Vietnam War has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. The course's expert instruction and self-assessment quizzes help you fully understand the most important events of the war. Completing this course can help you get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to explore causes of the Vietnam War, U.S. foreign policy in Indochina and the escalation of U.S. involvement in Indochina into a war that spanned more than a decade.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real 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||200|
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.
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 180 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:
- Illustrate the history of Indochina during the first half of the 20th century, the ascendance of Ho Chi Minh, the foreign policies of Roosevelt and Truman and the First Indochina War.
- Examine Eisenhower's foreign policy, Ngo Dinh Diem's origins, his relationship with the U.S., and the birth of the Viet Cong.
- Explain how Kennedy's advisors helped shape foreign policy during the war's early years, review U.S. strategies, and illustrate the impact of events occurring in 1963, such as Kennedy's assassination.
- Summarize the results of the Gulf of Tonkin Crisis, significant air campaigns, Johnson's decision to put troops on the ground, the first wave of American dissent, and tactics employed by the People's Army of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong.
- Categorize Nixon's plan to withdraw American forces and the secret operations in Cambodia and Laos, and the second wave of American dissent, especially in Congress and the negotiations leading to the Paris Peace Accords.
- Identify early American engagements, the war's only airborne engagement, the North Vietnamese's Tet and Easter offensives and the American-led massacre at My Lai.
- Appraise the events leading to the Fall of Saigon, the Khmer Rouge's genocide in Cambodia, the communist takeover of Laos, and the impact of the war on veterans and subsequent U.S. foreign policy.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
History 108 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 baccalaureate degree category. 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 108 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the History 108 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Roots of the Vietnam War||Explore the history of Indochina during the early 20th century. Follow the ascendance of Ho Chi Minh and examine the foreign policies of Roosevelt and Truman. Get an overview of the First Indochina War.|
|Unrest in Vietnam During the Eisenhower Years||Examine Eisenhower's foreign policy in Southeast Asia, Ngo Dinh Diem's rise to power, his relationship with the U.S., and the birth of the Viet Cong.|
|John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War||Learn how Kennedy's advisors helped shape foreign policy during the war's early years. Identify U.S. strategies for dealing with Vietnam and discuss the impact of events occurring in 1963, such as the Buddhist Crisis and Kennedy's assassination.|
|Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War||Examine the outcomes of the Gulf of Tonkin Crisis. Investigate changing leadership in South Vietnam after Diem's assassination. Study significant air campaigns, Johnson's decision to put troops on the ground, and the first wave of American dissent. Explore tactics employed by the People's Army of North Vietnam and the Viet Cong.|
|Vietnam War During the Nixon Years||Analyze Nixon's plan to withdraw American forces and discover the secret operations in Cambodia and Laos. Look into the second wave of American dissent, especially in Congress. Follow negotiations leading to the Paris Peace Accords.|
|Major Battles & Offensives of the Vietnam War||Examine early American engagements, such as the Battle of Ap Bac, Operation Masher/Whitewing and the Battle for the la Drang Valley. Study the war's only airborne engagement as well as the North Vietnamese's Tet and Easter offensives. Read about the American-led massacre at My Lai.|
|The Vietnam War After American Involvement||Follow events leading to the fall of Saigon. Investigate the Khmer Rouge's genocide in Cambodia and the communist takeover of Laos. Identify the impact of the war on U.S. veterans and subsequent U.S. foreign policy.|
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|Completed the entire History 108: History of the Vietnam War course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
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