The Veteran’s Studies minor at Colorado State University Pueblo exists to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career working with the veteran population in any field, such as nursing, healthcare, public administration, marketing and business, and counseling, and to develop an appreciation and understanding of the context of military experience. The minor also serves veteran students who wish to place their own personal experiences into a broader context.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Identify major historical and contemporary trends in Veterans Studies;
- Evaluate theoretical perspectives in understanding the Veteran experience; and
- Act ethically and responsibly, both individually and with others, demonstrating an awareness and respect for Veterans.
Specific Program Requirements
Minors must complete a total of 21 credit hours, divided into three categories:
|The Context of the Veteran Experience (choose 6 credits)||6|
|Blood, Tears & Glory: War & History|
|War & Film|
|Working with Veteran Populations (choose 6 credits)||6|
|Drugs and Behavior|
|Impact of Trauma in Social Work|
|Electives (Choose 9 credits, including any courses listed above not taken for those requirements)||9|
Internships, research, special topics, and independent studies. 1
With consent of advisor
Note: Only one history, political science, psychology, or social work course taken for the Veterans Studies Minor can count toward the disciplinary major or minor.
Only grades of C or better count towards completion of the minor requirements.