Course Code: DEFM332 Course ID: 3447 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of managing transitions, with a focus on those issues incumbent on the military family. Course topics include change and choice, psychology of the self, interpersonal relations, health, dysfunction, grief, and building a life-career. Particular attention is focused on these topics' application to the military family lifestyle, to include deployment separation, reunion, marriage and family, parenting, military casualty, and life-career. The following questions appear as themes throughout the course: what is transition; what transitions do military families experience; what are the affects on the body, mind, spirit, and interpersonal relationships; what is resilience; and how does one create a plan to strengthen resilience?
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
LO-1 Understand the nature of the transition from the military as a process.
LO-2 Discuss the military family lifestyle to include deployment, separation, reunion, marriage and family, parenting, and military casualty.
LO-3 Describe the evolution of the adult life cycle process, with focus on military organizations.
LO-4 Describe resilience and how it applies to the military member, specifically during transitions.
LO-5 Understand how families cope with change
LO-6 Discuss grief and the cycles used to describe grief
LO-7 Explore the process of parental stress and how it affects the family system
LO-8 Understand how economic stressors affect family systems
LO-9 Comprehend how families are effected from everyday stressors and external traumas
|Week 1 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 2 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 3 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 4 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 5 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 6 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 7 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week 8 Forum||6.25 %|
|Topic and Proposal||5.00 %|
|Week 2 - Identify Research Topic and Proposal||5.00 %|
|Week 4 - Detailed Paper Outline||10.00 %|
|Title Page & Abstract||10.00 %|
|Week 5 - Abstract and Title Page||10.00 %|
|Final Paper||25.00 %|
|Week 7 - Full Research Paper||25.00 %|
Links to the resources listed above and additional resources that are required readings can be found in the Lessons section of the classroom.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.