Apr 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 376 - Sociology of the Military and Veterans in U.S. Society (Put on reserve 9/16/19)

Sociology of the military as a societal institution, active duty military personnel, and veterans. The course surveys the structures and societal impacts of military institutions, the demographic and social patterns of military life, and the transition to civilian life. (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify basic outlines of the historical development of the U.S. military; demonstrate an understanding of the organizational structures of the military, and the economic, social and cultural impacts of U.S. military institutions in society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of demographic and social structures of active duty military personnel; patterns of recruitment and participation, training and employment conditions, deployment; family and social structures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of patterns and issues in transition of military personnel from active duty to civilian life; demonstrate knowledge about physical and mental health conditions, educational opportunities and labor force participation, housing, family life, community involvement (e.g. advocacy organizations).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of resources for active duty military, military veterans, and service providers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sociological aspects of active military duty: training for service, working conditions, culture and rules, ‘social relationships in the context of active duty,’ impact of active duty on relationships in the civilian world.

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