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.
  • 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 

VTS 302 Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts 

VTS 402 Undergraduate Research or COM 308 Advanced Research Methods in Communication

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

AES 103 Air Force Today II 

AES 203 The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power II 

AFR 494 Black Military History 

ARS 102 Art from Renaissance to Modernism 

ARS 498 Art and Cold War Cultures 

COM 263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 

COM 420 Rhetoric and Community Advocacy 

CRD 210 Community Services and Professions 

DSC 101 Design Awareness 

DSC 394 Design Entrepreneurship and Society 

ECN 416 Game Theory and Economic Behavior 

ENG 333 American Jewish Literature During the Cold War 

ENT 360 Entrepreneur and Value Creations 

FAS 410 Military Family Systems in a Democracy 

FIS 494 How to Make the Future

FMS 427 Identity and World Film  

FSE 301 Entrepreneurship and Value Creation 

GRK 346 / HST 346 / SLC 346 Ancient Greece II: Late Classical and Hellenistic Period 

HST 204 Historical Themes in the US 

HST 302 War and Political Thought 

HST 302 Women, War and Peace 

HST 306 World War ll 

HST 340 American Military History 

HST 355 Total War and the Crisis of Modernity 
HST 372 Modern Middle East 

HST 456 The Vietnam War 

IAP 307 Art and War 

JMC 325 Breaking News Multimedia Reports 

JMC 437 Documentary Production 

JMC 487 Howard Center for Investigative Journalism 

JST 346 Israeli Wars in Israeli Movies 

MCO 494 War and Media 

MIS 102 Foundations of Adaptive Leaders 

MIS 294 Topic: Desert Rangers

MIS 302 Applied Leadership in Small-Unit Operations 

MIS 394 Ranger Challenger Experience 

NAV 102 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs 

OGL 200 Introduction to Organizational Leadership

OGL 220 Behavioral Dynamics in Organizations

OGL 300 Theory and Practice of Leadership 

OGL 340 Organizational Skills

OGL 350 Diversity and Organizations 

PAF 112 Identity, Service and American Democracy 

PAF 200 Public Service and Policy in the 21st Century  

PAF 302 Public Service Research Methods 

POS 378 OR REL 378 Religion, War and Peace 

SGS 394 Gender and Armed Conflict 

SOC 352 Social Change 

VTS 394 Special Topics

VTS 494 Special Topics

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 
All students must complete an internship.






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