Military Career and Community Transition – MILT 375

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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.

Prerequisite

MILT 275

Rationale

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:

  1. Examine the needs the new military veterans experience when transitioning from the military to civilian life.
  2. Choose and apply biblical strategies to support veterans during the transition period.
  3. Indicate and critique effective strategies for facilitating positive adjustment to family life.
  4. Discuss and evaluate solutions to addictions and mental health issues.
  5. Describe the possible physical challenges and disabilities resulting from warfare, and appraise the current interventions meant to assist in the adaptation of such disabilities.
  6. List the current barriers to gaining employment after military life, and select possible solutions.
  7. Create a multifaceted faith based transitional plan to meet the needs of a veteran.

Course Assignment

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the supplied topic for each Discussion Board Forum. Each thread is to be at least 300 words and integrate information drawn from the course Reading & Study 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.

APA Format Paper

The student will develop a 4-page paper demonstrating the ability to format the primary components of a well-written APA paper.

Needs Assessment Paper

The student will research and develop a 7–8-page paper on various reintegration and transition issues faced by military veterans. The paper will include an introductory section in which the student explains the purpose of the work, research findings from the class readings and outsider research, and a personal conclusion section that enables the student to share his/her experiences from his/her research. See the Assignment Instructions folder for more detailed instructions, grading rubric, and résumé template.

Program Proposal Paper

As a continuation from the student’s previous Needs Assessment Paper, the student will write a 10–12-page proposal paper for the purpose of conducting a weekly small group working with veterans in their church or community. 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 (4)

Quizzes will be open-book/open-note and be timed at 1 hour each. The student will need to review carefully all of the readings to answer 20 objective questions successfully.