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Course Details

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?

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

NameGrade %
Discussions 50.00 %
Week 1: Introductions and Reflection on Military Families 6.25 %
Week 2: Military Family Challenges 6.25 %
Week 3: Parental Stress 6.25 %
Week 4: Uniqueness of Families 6.25 %
Week 5: Grief and Loss 6.25 %
Week 6: Economic stress factors 6.25 %
Week 7: Planning a Program 6.25 %
Week 8: Research Reflection 6.25 %
Topic and Proposal 5.00 %
Week 2 - Identify Research Topic and Proposal 5.00 %
Outline 10.00 %
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 %

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

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.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.