This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the needs and issues facing our veterans as they seek to reintegrate back into family, community, church and career transitions. Students in this class will be challenged to examine these needs and explore avenues of services for veterans. Students will also develop a faith-based program to help meet needs presented by our military veterans.
This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the needs and issues facing our veterans as they seek to reintegrate back into family, community, and church as well as the difficult task of career transition. Students in this class will be challenged to examine these needs and explore avenues of services for veterans. This course will challenge undergraduate students to become knowledgeable of the needs military veterans experience when trying to transition back into civilian life and work.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Examine the needs the new military veterans experience when transitioning from the military to civilian life.
- Choose and apply biblical strategies to support veterans during the transition period.
- Indicate and critique effective strategies for facilitating positive adjustment to family life.
- Discuss and evaluate solutions to addictions and mental health issues.
- Describe the possible physical challenges and disabilities resulting from warfare, and appraise the current interventions meant to assist in the adaptation of such disabilities.
- List the current barriers to gaining employment after military life, and select possible solutions.
- Create a multifaceted faith based transitional plan to meet the needs of a veteran.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the course overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 Discussions throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the supplied topic for each Discussion. Each thread is to be at least 300 words and integrate information drawn from the course Learn materials and experience. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmate’s threads. Each reply must be 150 words.
Program Proposal Paper
The student will develop a program proposal that will address the needs of military veterans. In developing this paper, the student will submit assignments in stages throughout the course. The stages of submission are as follows:
Program Proposal: Annotated Bibliography Assignment
The student will submit an Annotated Bibliography containing a 150-word annotation for each of 5 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Program Proposal: Title Page and Reference Page Assignment
In addition to the textbooks and the Bible, the Reference Page must contain at least 8 peer-reviewed journal articles. These articles must be different than the 5 peer-reviewed articles submitted for the Annotated bibliography.
Program Proposal: DRAFT Assignment
The Program Proposal: Final Submission Assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.
Program Proposal: Final Submission Assignment
The completed current APA-formatted Research Paper must include a title page, a 10-12-page body, and a reference page. In addition to the textbook and the Bible, the paper must contain at least 10 references, 6 of which must be scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles.
This proposal will consist of a biblical and research-based rationale, an outline of each topic that will be addressed in these weekly group meetings, and other details that would inform and promote group cooperation. Special emphasis will be given to a biblical worldview within the entire scope of this proposal.
Quizzes will be open-book/open-note and be timed at 75 minutes each. The student will need to review carefully all of the readings to answer 25 objective questions successfully.