HIST 9210: The Vietnam War: An International Perspective

Posted by Fitchburg State University on January 17, 2023 at 2:45 PM

Looking for a history course to take this summer? Then check out the Summer B 2023 course, HIST 9210: The Vietnam War: An International Perspective.

From the early twentieth century, Vietnamese resistance against French colonialism
became a long struggle led by Ho Chi Minh. After the Japanese invasion during the Second World War, the American OSS cooperated with Vietnamese forces against Japan and then supported their independence. But during the Cold War, the domino theory led Washington to increasingly view Southeast Asia as a key area to resist Communism. After the division of Vietnam into North and South in 1954, America made a commitment to build up South Vietnam and this led to the decade-long war which took many lives. This class examines the wars in Vietnam in global perspective and the impact of the conflict on the peoples of Southeast Asia.

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Topics: Economics, History, and Political Science

Our Faculty: Dr. Daniel Sarefield, History

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 18, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Do you have a passion for history? Do you aspire to a career as a professional historian or as a historical researcher or writer? Are you a teacher on your way to your professional licensure or a professionally licensed history teacher seeking a Master’s degree in your subject field? Do you want to learn more about our graduate program in history?

As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Daniel Sarefield, Professor and graduate program chair of the MA History program.

Register for our MA History webinar

What is your educational background?

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by ancient civilizations and languages, but once I started studying history and Latin in high school I really never looked back. I completed my B.A. in Religion and History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Earn a Master of Arts in History Online

Posted by Amber Deschenes on June 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM

For nearly thirty years, Fitchburg State’s History graduate program has successfully trained students, enabling them to deepen their knowledge of the historian’s craft, to explore a broad range of historical topics at the graduate level, and to work closely with faculty on historical research projects leading to an MA Thesis and/or a Master’s degree. Over this time, hundreds of students have refined their knowledge of the past and become better historical researchers and writers and better history instructors at the middle school, secondary and post-secondary levels.


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Complete the M.A. in History 100% Online!

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on April 13, 2020 at 1:10 PM

Fitchburg State's graduate program in history is offered 100% online. The program has been offering some online and hybrid courses over the past few years and students have made it clear that they want the flexibility that online courses provide. While the general method of course delivery has changed, much of what has attracted students to our program for decades remains the same.

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What is nationalism? Register for this online spring course to learn.

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 19, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Nationalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forms of identity and ideology in modern world history, but historians and social scientists continue to debate its origins, history, and very definition. 

This class combines historical case studies with an overview of key theories of nationalism to explore one of the most-contested topics in modern history. We will address key questions: What is nationalism? How did it emerge? How has it influenced history? 

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Topics: Programs, Economics, History, and Political Science