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PL482 COURSE DETAILS


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PL482 (Version: 2019 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 2019 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
The intersection of armed forces and society involves the examination of two domains: the intersection of any armed force and the larger societal context and the focused study of the military as a unique social institution with a set of demands placed on the people making up the institution. Our principal focus is sociological as we use sociological theories, concepts, and research to study the military and society and culture both in the United States and abroad. PL482 is a capstone course that requires cadets to apply their sociological knowledge at the intersection of the armed forces and society . The course expects cadets to read, write, and discuss military and society issues in-depth and practically apply their knowledge to solve real world problems. Cadets integrate the knowledge gleaned from the course into a coherent and focused research project addressing some aspect of the human dimension of the armed forces and society.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper that applies course concepts to analysis of the current military. This paper is written in stages throughout the semester.

PL482 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL300 1981 1 1 Y
  PL350 2005 1 2 Y

PL482 (Version 2019-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2024 - 2 2 18 36 31 0 5 N Hours

2025 - 2 2 18 36 26 0 10 N Hours

2025 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 10 0 26 N Hours

2026 - 8 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours

2027 - 2 2 18 36 15 0 21 N Hours


PL482 (Version: 2013 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 2013 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
The intersection of armed forces and society involves the examination of two domains: the intersection of any armed force and the larger societal context and the focused study of the military as a unique social institution with a set of demands placed on the people making up the institution. Our principal focus is sociological as we use sociological theories, concepts, and research to study the military and society and culture both in the United States and abroad. PL482 is a capstone course that requires cadets to apply their sociological knowledge at the intersection of the armed forces and society . The course expects cadets to read, write, and discuss military and society issues in-depth and practically apply their knowledge to solve real world problems. Cadets integrate the knowledge gleaned from the course into a coherent and focused research project addressing some aspect of the human dimension of the armed forces and society.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper that applies course concepts to analysis of the current military. This paper is written in stages throughout the semester.

PL482 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL300 1981 1 1 Y
  PL350 2005 1 2 Y

PL482 (Version: 2004 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 2004 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
The intersection of armed forces and society involves the examination of two domains: the intersection of any armed force and the larger societal context and the focused study of the military as a unique social institution with a set of demands placed on the people making up the institution. Our principal focus is sociological as we use sociological theories, concepts, and research to study the military and society and culture both in the United States and abroad. PL482 is primarily a discussion course. The course expects cadets to read, write, and discuss military and society issues in-depth. Cadets integrate their knowledge gleaned from the course into a coherent and focused research project addressing any aspect involving the human dimensions of the armed forces and society.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper that applies course concepts to analysis of the current military. This paper is written in stages throughout the semester.

PL482 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL300 1981 1 1 Y
  PL350 2005 1 2 Y

PL482 (Version: 1981 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
PL482 ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY 1981 2 Behavioral Sciences and Leadership 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course applies a sociological framework for analysis of the military within society. There are five levels of analysis: military as a product of societal and historical impact; military in relation to other societal institutions; military as an organization and profession; causes of small group combat effectiveness; and contemporary social issues as they affect the military (e.g., changing roles and missions, gender issues, civil-military relations). Cadets will leave this course with a better understanding of the range of issues confronting the military institution in a world of rapid societal change.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper that applies course concepts to analysis of the current military. This paper is written in stages throughout the semester.

PL482 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  PL300 1981 1 1 Y