America at War: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq Université Grenoble Alpes
This course is based on collective watching of filmed documentaries and debating about the United States’ involvement in major wars such as the Vietnam War, the US led military occupation of Afghanistan (from 2001) and the invasion of Iraq (2003). After around an hour of watching, the professor conducts a one hour discussion to historically contextualize the events and analyse the political processes at stake: the decision-making process to wage war within the US Government, the civil-military relations, the impact of the wars on the soldiers, the local societies and on American public opinion. A cross-case reflection is also led with reference to the ethics of “just war”. Students are evaluated on their attendance of the course, their active participation in the discussion, and the submission of a final research paper.
Online Course Requirement
M. Franck Petiteville
Course content can evolve at any time before the start of the course. It is strongly recommended to discuss with the course contact about the detailed program.
Please consider the following deadlines for inbound mobility to Grenoble:
- April 1st, 2020 for Full Year (September to June) and Fall Semester (September to January) intake ;
- September 1st, 2020 for Spring Semester intake (February – June).
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Ms Anna JEANNESSON