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Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 310
Course Title: Military Case Work
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Examination of the unique challenges and opportunities facing veterans, active duty military and their families. Topics include programs and services specific to these populations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered odd Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course. Textbooks should have a practice component, as well as theory. Textbooks should include information about psychotropic medications and DSM.

Social Work Practice in the Military
By Daley, James (Haworth Press)
The Military Family: A Practice Guide for Human Service Providers
By Martin, J., Rosen, L. & Sparacino, L. (Praeger Publishers)
Course Objectives
  • To understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing veterans, active duty military and their families.
  • To explore programs and policies specific to these populations.
    Measurable Learning
  • Analyze military culture and organization.
  • Explain the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' purpose, programs and policies.
  • Explain military benefits and programs for active duty personnel and dependents.
  • Analyze the effects of military service on families.
    Topical Outline:

    Note: This class emphasizes writing in the APA format and students are expected to improve their research and writing skills. • Role of military in the United States and demographics of active duty military, veterans and their families • Military organization and culture • The “part-time” serviceperson: the National Guard and Reserve • Military benefits and pay • UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) • Changing role of women in the military • Department of Veteran’s Affairs: purpose, programs, and policies • Army Community Service (ACS) • Chaplaincy • TRICARE: overview, purpose, programs, policies and impact • Substance abuse issues and treatment in the military setting • Special issues and needs of military personnel • Special issues and needs of veterans • Impact of deployment on military personnel and families • Military as an ethnicity • Military and civilian interface and interaction • Childhood adaptation to a military lifestyle • Strengths and vulnerabilities of adolescents in military families • Adult children of military parents • Military spouse employment: challenges and opportunities • The special case of the young enlisted family • Role of the senior military spouse • Changing nature of military service and military family life • Combat, deployment and post traumatic stress disorder • Military retirement and the transition to civilian life


    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Michael Perkins Date: November 8, 2007
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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