An exploration of risk and resiliency processes during and after military service. The course focuses on defining resilience, examining sources of risk and protection within families and individuals, and examining appropriate prevention programs. Discussion also covers promotion of one's own resilience as well as well-being within the military profession.
Most current editions of the following:
Biobehavioral Resilience to Stress
By Lukey, B.J. & Tepe, V. (Taylor and Fancis Group (2008)) Required
How Deployments Affect Service Members
By Hosek, J.R., Miller, L., & Kavanagh, J. (RAND (2006)) Required
To analyze the concept of resiliency and what it means in a military context.
To identify sources of risk and protection within military families and individuals.
To evaluate prevention programs.
Identify the characteristics of resilient military personnel and their families.
Understand how resilience is developed in light of the psychological and physical challenges faced by military personnel.
Describe the knowledge and skills that promote resiliency in military personnel, including identification of one's own level of resiliency.
Design a prevention program for particular military personnel.
Topics for the course should include, but not be limited to, the following:
Identification of resilient characteristics
The role of stress, personality, cognition and optimism
Evaluation of risk factors for various personnel
Evaluation of risk factors in various situations
Evaluation of one's own level of resiliency
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
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.