John Swensson EWRT2

Assistance Directory

Instructor Contact Information

Office Location: Forum 6A,  See the Campus Map.
Office Telephone: (408) 590-4430
FAX Number: None
Email Address: swenssonjohn@gmail.com
Homepage: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/swenssonjohn
Research Portal: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/swensson/ewrt2vn.html
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Instructor Office Hours

By appointment or drop in during my office hours. I am here Mon-Thursday 1030-1130 in KC 212 (Winter Quarter), 0830-0930 in KC 212 (Spring Quarter). Come by anytime.

De Anza College Resources

A. Robert De Hart Learning Center (Library): http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Circulation Desk: (408) 864-8761
Reference Desk: (408) 864-8479
Media Lab: (408) 864-8850

Admissions and Records:

http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/admissions/contact.html
http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/registration/myinfo.html
Main number: (408) 864-5300
STAR System: (408) 777-9394, (650) 917-0509

De Anza College Bookstore

http://books.deanza.edu/home.aspx
Main number: (408) 864-8701
Texts by Telephone: (408) 864-8907

Campus Main Information

http://www.deanza.edu/
(408) 864-5678

 

Campus Security:

(408) 864-5555

Counseling Appointment Desk

http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/counseling/
(408) 864-5400

 

Distance Learning Center

http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu/
Main number: (408) 864-8969
FAX number: (408) 864-8245
Email: information@dadistance.fhda.edu

Photo ID Office

http://www.deanza.edu/registration/photoid.html
(408) 864-8350

Tutorial Center

http://www.deanza.edu/studentsuccess/tutorial/
(408) 864-8682

Map of Viet Nam at http://www.asiatravel.com/vietmap.html

All of the following books are available in the DeCillis Collection, 2nd Floor, Learning Center (Library):

  • Michael Herr's DISPATCHES (The most powerful book I have ever read)
  • James Webb's FIELDS OF FIRE (Classic combat novel by the former Secretary of the U.S. Navy)
  • Neil Sheehan, A BRIGHT SHINING LIE (The ONE volume to read if you are only going to read one. The Pulitzer Prize Winning story of John Paul Vann.)
  • ____________, AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER
  • William Prochnau's ONCE UPON A DISTANT WAR. David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett -- Young War Correspondents and their Early Vietnam Battles
  • The Pentagon Papers
  • Winnie Smith, AMERICAN DAUGHTER GONE TO WAR. (A beautiful story of a nurse with PTSD, by a close friend of ours)
  • Keith Walker, A PIECE OF MY HEART (Women in Viet Nam)
  • Charley Trujillo, SOLDADOS (Hispanics in Viet Nam)
  • Wallace Terry, BLOODS (African-Americans in Viet Nam)
  • Loren Baritz, BACKFIRE (Super, somewhat left wing history of American Cultural imperatives that led us to Viet Nam)
  • Anything by Robert Olen Butler, Phil Caputo, or Larry Heineman

ALL OF THE ABOVE and 600 other videos on Viet Nam are now located in The DeCillis Collection, 2nd Floor of the Learning Center, are also recommended:

  • Burt Lancaster in GO TELL THE SPARTANS. A movie about the early days of the advisory effort, circa 1963. Contains a lot of Americana.

  • CBS 5 Volume History Series

  • Pierre Schoendorfer, THE ANDERSON PLATOON, which won an Emmy and an Oscar for Best TV Documentary and Best Documentary of 1967. The story of an African-American West Point classmate of mine, Joe Anderson, whose exploits are also documented in Wallace Terry's BLOODS.

The honor winning (awarded by the House of Representatives page on Viet Nam) student research portal may be found at the following address: http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/swensson/ewrt2vn.html

  • Yahoo Search, VN Cultural Page.

  •  Women in Viet Nam by Marilyn Knapp Litt is at www.illyria.com/vnwomen.html.

  • The Vasser Viet Nam Page at vietnam.vassar.edu. This is a seminal page for the study of the conflict, the country, and its culture. It contains links to history chronologies, material for teaching and learning organized by categories. 

  • Remembrance. This page is very encompassing; it contains links to many other sites of educational importance regarding the conflict.



Contact
email Email: John Swensson
Phone: 408.590.4430
Office: Forum 6A
Hours:
M
-Tr, 0930-1020 & by Appt

Feel free to call, or email swenssonjohn@gmail.com

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Last Updated: 2/22/10