Veterans' Next Mission: Crossing the Bridge Between Military and Academic Life
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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.
Class Size: 25
Scheduled for: Evening
Located in: Olympia
|2019-02-05||Course is now 4 credits (was 2)|