Course Description

United States History

HIUS 3173

The Vietnam War in American Film

Summer 2016

This course will examine landmark films in Vietnam War from the 1960's through the present.  Lectures and discussion focusing on between 8 and 10 films, which students will watch as part of class, will explore the history and themes depicted in these films, highlighting directorial viewpoints, the contexts in which the films were produced and received, their historical accuracy, and their impact on the legacy of the war in American culture. 

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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