Vietnam War and American Culture
Schedule of Readings and Discussions -- Fall 1999
This is the schedule of readings and discussions. You must have already read the material by the date shown below. This is so that we can spend our time in fruitful, valuable discussion in class, and not be hampered by anyone who has not done the reading, and therefore cannot contribute to the discussion.
The schedule of biweekly and other written assignments is on the 'Homework Page for this course. Go here to see it.
What We Will Do
|September 7||Nike abroad; Cold War vs Anti-Imperialist paradigms|
|September 14||Chomsky, "Lessons..."; East Timor|
|September 21||Race, War Comes to Long An, selections. "Causes" handouts, part 1.|
|September 28||"Causes" handouts, part 2. Young, Chapters 1-2|
|October 5||"What Happened" handouts.|
|October 12||Economics of exploitation. Young, selections.|
|October 19||Young, selections; GI resistance.|
|October 26||"Atrocities and Terrorism" handouts.|
|November 2||Economics of exploitation and imperialism; U.S. class structure.|
|November 9||Franklin, M.I.A., or Mythmaking In America.|
|November 16||Hasford, The Short-Timers (novel); Full Metal Jacket (film based on The Short-Timers)|
|November 23||To Be Announced|
|Friday, November 26||Thanksgiving Holiday -- No class|
|December 2||Franklin,ed.; Vietnam War and Korean War|
|December 9||To Be Announced|
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