Veterans, Society and Service




The concentration in veterans, society and service embraces ASU's charter mission by crossing intellectual disciplines to critically analyze and engage the relationships between military and civilian cultures. This innovative program, based on socially responsible scholarship drawn from disciplines of history, politics, psychology, sociology, social justice and the arts, prepares students to address and reduce the military-civilian divide. This concentration enhances ASU's position as one of the most veteran-supportive universities in the country by facilitating the study nationally and internationally of the civilian and military relationship. It augments such diverse majors as history, journalism, law, policy, politics, social work and education. The concentration prepares students to pursue research and transform society for and with veterans.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper division hours in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Required Courses -- 9 credit hours

VTS 301 Veterans, Society and Service: Experience of America's Modern Wars (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only HST 394 (Veterans, Society and Service: Core I) or VTS 301)
VTS 302 Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts (3) (Prerequisite(s): VTS 301)
VTS 402 Undergraduate Research (3) (Prerequisite(s): VTS 301; VTS 302)

Electives -- 6 credit hours
Students must choose at least two courses for a minimum of 6 credit hours.

AES 103 Air Force Today II (2)

AES 203 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II (2)

ARS 102 Art from Renaissance to Modernism (HU & H) (3)

COM 263: Elements of Intercultural Communication (SB & C & G) (3)

COM 420: Rhetoric and Community Advocacy (3)

FAS 410 Military Family Systems in a Democracy (3) (Prerequisite(s): FAS 101 or PSY 101 (or PGS 101) or SOC 101; minimum 30 hours)

FMS 427 Identity and World Film (C) (3) (Prerequisite(s): any 200-level or higher course in APH, ARS, ENG, FMS, HST, or MHL with B or better; Credit is allowed for only ARS 440 or ENG 465 or FMS 427)

GRK 346 / HST 346 / SLC 346 Ancient Greece II: Late Classical and Hellenistic Period (SB & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only GRK 346 or HST 346 or SLC 346)

HST 204: Historical Themes in the US (3)

HST 302 War and Political Thought ((HU or SB) & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

HST 302 Women, War and Peace ((HU or SB) & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

HST 306 World War ll ((HU or SB) & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

HST 340: American Military History (SB & H) (3)

HST 355 Total War and the Crisis of Modernity (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)
HST 372: Modern Middle East (SB & G & H) (3)

HST 456 The Vietnam War (SB & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

IAP 307: Art and War (HU & G) (3)

MCO 494: War and News Media (3)

NAV 102 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs (3) (Credit is allowed for only NAV 102 or NAV 194 (Sea Power and Maritime Affairs))

OGL 300: Theory and Practice of Leadership (3)

OGL 350: Diversity and Organizations (L & C) (3)

POS 378 / REL 378 Religion, War and Peace (L) (3) (Pre-requisite: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 24 hours; Credit is allowed for only POS 378, REL 378 or 394 (Religion, War and Peace))

SGS 394 Gender and Armed Conflict (3)

SOC 352: Social Change (SB & G & H) (3)

Other courses that complement the student's individual course of study may be completed with prior approval of the academic advisor.
Internship -- 3 credit hours

VTS 484: Internship (3)
All students must complete an internship.






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