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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CANCELLED

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 contributions in the security of the nation. The goal of this course is to assist in 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 make the transition to the non-traditional style of education at Evergreen and the meaning of the Liberal Arts Degree. In support of these goals, the primary reading will be  What it is Like to go to War , by Karl Marlantes, The Four Agreements,  by Don Miguel Ruiz, and to use as reference, the students will read and apply the Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools, by Richard Paul and Linda Elder. For deliverables, the students will provide a short story, a critical analysis of the Karl Marlantes book, an end of the quarter research paper and several speeches. To prepare the students for these deliverables, the learning methodology will feature seminar discussions, engaged participation with guest speakers, and critical analysis of 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

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00 pm
LIB 1412 - Workshop

Located in: Olympia

DateRevision
2019-06-12Course cancelled. Students may be interested in Cornerstone as an alternative.
2019-05-07Description updated
2019-02-05Course is now 4 credits (was 2)