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EXOD299 - Sophomore Seminar in Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Course Details

Course Code: EXOD299 Course ID: 4666 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a culminating course for the Associate of Science in Explosive Ordnance Disposal degree. It is designed to allow the student to review, analyze and integrate the work the student has completed toward a degree in Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The student will complete an approved academic project or paper that demonstrates his or her grasp of the explosive ordnance disposal field. This is a culminating course to be taken after all other Associate of Science in Explosive Ordnance Disposal courses have been satisfactorily completed. Student must have SOPHOMORE standing to register. Prerequisite: This course is to be taken as the LAST course in the AS in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature, function, principles, and concepts of explosive ordnance disposal as they relate to explosives.

2. Use critical legal thinking and analytical skills to resolve typical explosive ordnance disposal situations or facts.

3. Apply research methods and techniques in explosive ordnance disposal.

4. Describe the elements that make a source of information an acceptable scholarly reference.

5. Produce an explosive ordnance disposal literature review using acceptable scholarly references.

6. Demonstrate the APA citation format in writing assignments.

7. Produce a scholarly academic paper or project using proper citation format.

Your final grade in this course will be based on the following course requirements:

  1. Discussion Questions and Responses to Other Students Work: Each student will be required to answer the weekly Discussion question and respond to at least two other students. The Discussion questions can be found in the Discussion tab. Students will be required to post their weekly Discussion question to the proper Discussion board. There are eight (8) graded Discussion board assignments. Weekly Discussion questions will account for 30% of the student’s final course grade.
  2. Annotated Bibliography Assignment: Each student will be required to write an APA Style annotated bibliography. The scholarly references selected by the student will be used in the Final Project Paper. The annotated bibliography is located in the assignment section of the class. The Annotated Bibliography Assignment will account for 20% of the students final course grade.
  3. Final Project Paper Topic Selection Assignment: Each student will be required to select a topic. Have the topic approved by the course professor, and write and outline for their Final Project and submit the outline to the assignment section for grading. The outline must be detailed and formatted in APA Style. The Final Project Topic Selection Assignment is worth 5% of the student’s final course grade.
  4. Final Project Paper: The term project is posted in the assignment section of the class. The term project is a 1250-word APA Style Analytical Paper. The Final Project Paper will account for 40% of the student’s final course grade.

Classroom participation is necessary for distance education. This is not an electronic correspondence course. You will have to interact with your fellow students and your professor. The more interaction that we achieve will increase our knowledge of each other, the course material, and the learning process.

It is imperative that the student stays in contact with the professor and university. If your work schedule changes, or you are deployed, a family emergency occurs, or anything that will cause your course assignments to be late. You must make contact with me. I will work out a personal class completion schedule with you. It is the student’s responsibility to advise the professor of any changes that will cause course assignments to be late. It is my discretion to either deny or grant an extension based on information that is provided to me.

Students should log into the classroom several times a week and check Discussion boards and emails. If the student fails to communicate or stay in contact with the course professor they may be dropped or fail the course. It is strongly suggested to communicate openly and freely with the course professor. If you need anything, communicate with the course professor first to work out any problems.

This course will not require an assignment eBook or textbook. The course material will be delivered using scholarly articles, Power Point Presentations (PPP), and web based sources that are located within the weekly lessons sections of the electronic classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.