HSR 345 - Veterans: Service and Services

3 credits (PREREQUISITE:  NONE)

This course provides students with an understanding of the experience of citizens who have served in our nation’s armed forces. Students will study the experiences, challenges, and needs of United States military veterans, active duty military personnel and their families. Among the issues explored are the human impact of war; Veterans Administration, benefits and services available to veterans; service connected disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and amputation; unique needs of and services for minority veterans; homelessness; and available support services. Students will conduct research in various topics related to veterans, active military personnel and their families. In addition, representatives from various organizations serving veterans and active military personnel will be invited to speak to students in the course. CU (F, Sp, Su)