Hist. 3296 Section 003 Syllabus_America in Vietnam_Clemis

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1 Hist. 3296 Intermediate Writing Seminar in American History Fall Semester 2011 America in Vietnam Martin G. Clemis Section 003 TR 2:00-3:20 PM Fall 2011 Gladfelter Hall, Room 812 Office: Gladfelter 838 Office Hours: T 3:30-4:30, or by appointment tel: (215) 204-5892 email: [email protected] Declaration of Intent: This seminar is designed to help students develop research and writing skills in preparation for the senior capstone seminar in history. As a basis for research and writing, the course will examine the history of American involvement in Vietnam by exploring the origins, events, and consequences of the Second Indochina War (1954-1975). It will begin with an overview of Vietnamese history and the forces and events that precipitated American intervention. It will focus on the political, military, and diplomatic dimensions of the war and the impact that events had on American and Vietnamese society. The course will also explore the historical and cultural legacies of the war, including the disputed histories and ongoing debates that have shaped popular perceptions and scholarly discourse on the war in Vietnam over the past four decades. This seminar is writing intensive, which means you will have several short writing exercises, along with a larger final paper that will draw on your previous work. Each of your writing assignments are aimed at helping you develop or practice specific skills. In a seminar, you not only learn from your professor or on your own, but also from your classmates. That means it is important that you do not miss class. It is also important that you participate in class discussions and assignments requiring group effort. You will work with your professor and with a writing partner from the class to edit and revise your work. The assignments listed on the course schedule will be explained in class so you are fully briefed as to what is expected. Required Texts: The following books are available at the Temple Bookstore: Anderson, David L. The Vietnam War . New York: Palgrave, 2005. Marius, Richard and Melvin E. Page. A Short Guide to Writing about History . New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Thesis, and Dissertations , 7th Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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2 Additional (Non-Required) Texts The following books will be reserved at the Paley Circulation Desk: Cullen, Jim. Essaying the Past: How to Read, Write, and Think about History . Chichester, U.K.; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Peake, Louis A. The United States in the Vietnam War, 1954-1975: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography of English-Language Sources . New York : Routledge, 2008. Semester Grade:
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