Study Abroad in Southeast Asia: History, Conflict and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia, Study & Travel Program

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Southeast Asia: History, Conflict and Culture in Vietnam and Cambodia Academics

Richmond, The American International University in London

This program is accredited by Richmond, The American International University in London. The university is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the U.S. degree granting authority, it has U.K. taught degree awarding powers granted by the U.K. Privy Council. It is the first university in the U.K. to have dual degree awarding powers.

Academic Overview & Policies

Attendance at all lectures and site visits is mandatory.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Richmond, The American International University in London. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

Course Description

HST 5720 (3 credits)
Vietnam and Cambodia: Culture and Commemoration

The aim of this course is to give an overview of the Vietnam War and its impact on neighboring country Cambodia. Known in Vietnam as the American War, this 19-year conflict resulted in extreme fatalities, genocide, the formation of three communist states and civil war. The course will examine the ethos, causes, and socio-political impact of the war, as well as explore the why’s and how’s of America’s involvement and how the war evolved and escalated over time. It will also consider the subsequent civil war and genocide in Cambodia, the lasting impact of the war and how these countries have regenerated and are reshaping themselves today.