Course Code: PSYC432 Course ID: 3613 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is a study of acute and chronic behavioral response to battle. Students will review, analyze, and evaluate the range of psychological responses to combat, from "normal" reactions to variations of "Combat Stress Reaction." Case studies from combat action will provide material for application and synthesis of the concepts presented in the course. Topics include the U.S. military approach to psychiatric management of combat, POW experiences, mental adaptation for future warfare, and stress associated with other forms of conflict, such as peacekeeping.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
Students successfully completing this course will:
- Examine historic and contemporary theories of psychological impact of combat experience
- Articulate adaptive reactions of soldiers exposed to battle
- Compare the acute and long-term impacts of combat-related post-traumatic stress reactions
- Delineate prevention, management, and treatment approaches to combat stress conditions
- Describe the evolution of the US Military’s approach to management of war-related psychological effects
- Examine the range of psychological experiences of POW’s, soldiers wounded in battle and soldiers exposed to WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) or asymmetrical warfare
Graded Coursework Includes:
Forums: The course contains 4 discussion forums. Instructions are located on the classroom Forums screen.
Review Papers: Two review papers are assigned throughout the course, one in Week 2 and one in Week 5. Instructions are located on the classroom Assignments screen.
TBI Scenario Presentation: A scenario presentation is assigned during Week 3 of the course. Instructions are located on the classroom Assignments screen.
Blog Posts: A blog post is assigned during week 7 of the course. Instructions are located on the classroom Assignments screen.
Midterm Short-Essay Assignment: A Midterm Short-Essay Assignment is assigned during Week 4 of the course. Instructions are located on the Assignments screen.
|Week 1 Forum||7.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||7.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||7.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||7.00 %|
|Week 2 CSR Review Paper||10.67 %|
|Week 3 TBI Review Paper||10.67 %|
|Week 5 POW Review Paper||10.67 %|
|Week 7 Treatment Project||20.00 %|
|Essay Assignments||20.00 %|
|Midterm Short-Essay Assignment||20.00 %|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Military Psychology, 2nd ed.- e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Publication Info:||Guilford Press|
|Author:||Kennedy, Carrie H.|
|Book Title:||On Killing, Revised - eBook available through the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Publication Info:||Hachette Book Group|
Not current for future courses.