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Veteran Studies, Minor

Why choose a Veteran Studies Minor at Saint Leo?

At only 15 credit hours, this minor can easily fit into most schedules. This minor is an excellent complement to majors in English, History, Medical Humanities, Political Science, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, and Human Services.

Students will gain valuable understanding of the contributions of Veterans to all aspects of society. Those who wish to work in a field that caters to a Veteran population, will be amply prepared to compete in those fields. This minor focuses attention on a minority of the population who report often feeling unwelcome and misunderstood by the larger community. In recognizing the unique identity of Veterans and their contribution to their societies, Saint Leo makes tangible its commitment to growing the bonds of our community.

This Minor Comprises of the Following Courses

Courses are offered regularly and requires the classes below:

  1. VTS 201: Foundations of Veteran Studies
    Plus, two more additional VTS classes

Elective Curriculum (Students choose 2 classes, 6 credits, from the classes listed below):

  1. GLO 350 - Conflict Resolution
  2. IDS 320 – Monuments and Memorials
  3. HTY 233/POL 233 – Modern Middle East
  4. HTY 245/POL 245 - Vietnam War
  5. HTY 330/POL 330 - Military Strategy: Antiquity to NATO
  6. HTY 331 - The American Civil War
  7. HTY 341 - The American Revolution
  8. HTY 395/POL 395 - Genocide, War-Crimes and Laws of War
  9. HTY 430/POL 430 - Role of the Military in the Modern World
  10. REL 345 - Christian Social Justice
  11. REL 424 - Death and the Meaning of Life
  12. PHI 345 – Social Ethics: From Personal Values to Global Citizenship
  13. PSY 336 – Military Psychology
  14. PSY 345 - Human Memory: An Integrated Exploration
  15. PSY 347 - Human Behavior in Crisis
  16. PSY 443 - Political Psychology
  17. VTS 310- Legendary Warriors of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
  18. VTS 340 - Special Topics in Veteran Studies
  19. VTS 410 - Native American Warriors and Veterans

A major in Veteran Studies is also available.

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