JOUR 214: The Vietnam War and the Journalists Who Covered It: 1961-1975 Vietnam

JOUR 214

4 Credits

2 Weeks in Vietnam

Professor Bob de Maria

A critical in-depth study taught on campus and in Vietnam of reporting and reporters during the Vietnam Conflict, from the death of the first American military adviser to South Vietnam's last hours. Students meet journalists who covered the conflict on both sides and are exposed to numerous examples of journalists' work, through readings, class visits, and documentaries and films. In Vietnam, students receive instruction on the war from the Vietnamese perspective through a series of lectures and tours to heighten the students' knowledge of the war and the country's progress since the cessation of hostilities. Students write essays and an inclusive final project or research essay.

Open to non-majors. No prerequisites.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $2,650. This includes accommodation, most meals, guest lecturers, travel within Vietnam as part of the program, airport transfers for the group, supplemental health insurance.

Estimated Additional Expenses: International airfare ($1,500), pocket money ($300); immunizations ($200).

Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium (Leyburn Library).

Contact Professor de Maria for further information.