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“History of the Vietnam War” to be Offered at BSC During Fall 2010 Semester

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    Friday, July 30 2010
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(Bluefield)—A new course, “The History of the Vietnam War,” will be offered during the Fall 2010 Semester at Bluefield State College.  Dr. David Haus will teach the three-hour course, which will explore the history of Vietnam—beginning with the period prior to United States’ involvement, and continuing through the decades after the withdrawal of the American military.

“This course will examine the reasons for U.S. involvement, the problems experienced in the U.S. as a result of the war, and the lessons that can be learned at home and abroad through the Vietnam War,” Haus said.

Haus was a graduate assistant for Bowling Green State University History professor and Vietnam War scholar Dr. Gary Hess in 1998.  “That experience provided an excellent vantage point for appreciating the struggles of a generation that wrestled with the war,” noted Haus, an Assistant Professor of History at BSC.  “It certainly challenges us to learn from the past as we encounter the challenges of the present.” 

The course will be taught on Wednesdays (4 p.m.-6:50 p.m.), beginning August 17, at BSC.  Individuals interested in learning more about these learning opportunities are encouraged to contact Dr. Haus by e-mail ( or phone (304-327-4316).