Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge from Active Duty to Higher Education
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This four-credit course is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for new, or returning students to succeed with the demands of earning a degree in higher education. Emphasis is placed in translating cultural competencies from the active duty military environment, to the civilian world. Active duty, veterans, and dependents, are encourage to take this course as it will not only help in expanding their skills, but also expand their knowledge of college learning resources, and start developing their network. The foundation of this course is based in the understanding that the experiences gained while participating in the business of national defense, has led to a gained of core competencies such as diplomacy, collaboration with diverse populations and cultures within their branches of the military and globally; and the discipline necessary to succeed in the civilian environment.
The key aim of the course is to assist active duty military, veterans and dependents in accessing a language which will help them articulate that experience verbally and in writing, and in discovering meaning in their military service, weather as an active duty member, or as a dependent. Emphasis will be placed on improving reading, critical thinking, research methods and expository writing skills. The course will also focus on helping the students make the transition to the non-traditional style of education at Evergreen. In support of these goals the primary reading will be: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien , The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz , and The Glossary of Critical Thinking Terms and Concepts , by Linda Elder and Richard Paul . The course will feature seminar discussions, workshops, public speaking, an end of quarter group project, and writing assignments related to these texts and other topics discussed throughout the course.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Evening
Located in: Olympia
|2019-12-30||Course description and title updated|
|2019-11-22||This course is now 4 credits (was 2 credits)|
|2019-02-05||Rafael Lozano added as faculty (was Randy Kelley)|
Spring 2020: Contact faculty or check offering in Canvas for first class meeting date and time.