The Minor in Veterans Studies is a multi-disciplinary program whose course work enhances students’ majors to prepare them to work for or with veterans. It is also designed to encourage and enable veteran students to reflect more deeply on their service experiences. This minor includes a foundation course, a series of elective courses, and a capstone.  Electives may be chosen from four areas, or from any MVS course above the 2000 level.

  • Cultural: exploring perspectives and experiences of veterans through various media
  • Relational: understanding how veterans relate among various aspects of our society
  • Institutional: understanding the context and structure of military service and veteran institutions now and in the past
  • Clinical: establishing effective skills to better serve for, with, and in veteran populations

Requirements

Alternative elective courses could be included with the consent of the department chair. While it is encouraged, students are not required to limit their electives to a single area.

MVS 2100 Veterans in American Society 3

Electives

9
Cultural
ANTHRO 1011
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (MOTR ANTH 201)
ANTHRO 1025
World Cultures
ANTHRO 1041
Sex and Gender Across Cultures
ANTHRO 2114
Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ENGL 4650
Modern American Fiction
PHIL 1030
Present Moral Problems
PHIL 1125
Islamic Philosophy
PHIL 4430
Social and Political Philosophy
Institutional
HIST 2018
HIST 2023
HIST 2024
POL SCI 1800
World Politics (MOTR POSC 201)
POL SCI 3860
Studies in War and Peace
POL SCI 4850
International Law
CRIMIN 3305
Crime and Justice in a Globalized World
CRIMIN 4300
Communities and Crime
Relational
COMM 3332
Intercultural Communication
COMM 3510
Communication and Conflict
COMM 3520
Communication Barriers I
PSYCH 2280
PSYCH 2232
PSYCH 3820
Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYCH 4300
Introduction to Psychopharmacology: Drugs and Mental Illness
SOC 2102
Introduction to Gender Studies
SOC 4600
Masculinities
Clincal
SOC WK 2000
Social Work and Social Issues
SOC WK 2200
Social Welfare as a Social Institution
NURSE 2105
Communication in the Nursing Profession
GERON 2256
Bioethics
GERON 4680
Introduction to Gerontological Practice
Veterans Studies courses at 2000 level or higher

Capstone

MVS 4100 Veterans Studies Capstone Seminar 3
Total Hours 15