Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Rafael Lozano
military history, communications, veterans affairs and policy

This four-credit course is designed as a meaningful learning experience for active duty military, veterans and dependents. The core of this course is based in the belief that the most important thing this under represented population possesses, is not only the authenticity of his or her own experience as a participant in the business of national defense, but also, the experiences gained through interactions with diverse populations and cultures within their branches of the military and globally. 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. Additionally, this course will be focused on developing the skills, knowledge and abilities that make students successful in higher education.  Emphasis will be placed on improving reading, critical thinking, research methods and expository writing skills.  The course will also focus on helping veterans make the transition to the non-traditional style of education at Evergreen. In support of these goals, the primary reading will be What it is Like to go to War written by Karl Marlantes and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, written by Don Miguel Ruiz, A Toltec Wisdom Book, and a practical guide for personal freedom. The students will also read the Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools. In addition, the students will be turning in an argument-driven essay on the Bonus Army Documentary, an end of the quarter arguable research paper, and several public speeches. To prepare the students for these deliverables, the learning methodology, will feature seminar discussions, workshops, in class speeches and writing assignments related to these texts and other topics discussed throughout the course. 

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-02-25Description updated
2019-02-05Course is now 4 credits (was 2)