Military Science and Leadership

Course Descriptions

Military Science and Leadership 101- Foundations of Officership

Military Science and Leadership 102- Basic Leadership

Military Science and Leadership 201- Individual Leadership Studies

Military Science and Leadership 202- Leadership and Teamwork

Military Science and Leadership 291- Leader’s Training Course

Military Science and Leadership 301- Leadership and Problem Solving

Military Science and Leadership 302- Leadership and Ethics

Military Science and Leadership 401- Leadership and Management

Military Science and Leadership 402- Officership

History 310- American Military History

Military Science and Leadership 491- Leadership Development and Assessment Course

PACT 185- Physical Fitness Training

 

*Completion of the Advanced Course will also result in a minor in Military Science

 


Basic Course (NO Military Obligation - Courses Count towards Degree)

Military Science and Leadership 101-Foundations of Officership (3) Examines the unique duties and responsibilities of officers, discusses organizations and role of the Army, reviews basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication, and analyzes Army values and expected ethical behavior. Three hours lecture/lab. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section. Prerequisite for entry into advanced program unless waived by the Professor of Military Science.

 

Military Science and Leadership 102- Basic Leadership (3) Presents fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine, practices effective skills that underlie problem solving, applies active listening and feedback skills, examines factors that influence leader and group effectiveness, and examines the officer experience. Three hours lecture/lab. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section. Prerequisite for entry into advanced program unless waived by the Professor of Military Science.

 

Military Science and Leadership 201- Individual Leadership Studies  (3) Develops knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Develops problem solving and critical thinking skills and applies communication, feedback, and conflict resolution skills. Three hours lecture/lab. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section. Prerequisite for entry into advanced program unless waived by the Professor of Military Science.

 

Military Science and Leadership 202- Leadership and Teamwork (3) Focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes. Challenges current beliefs, knowledge, and skills. Provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Advanced Course and the Leader’s Training Course. Three hours lecture/lab. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section. Prerequisite for entry into advanced program unless waived by the Professor of Military Science.

 

Military Science and Leadership 291- Leader’s Training Course (6) Training normally is taken during the summer between the second and third years by those students who have not completed basic military training or the required basic science courses for advanced course enrollment. Training is conducted at a designated U.S. Army installation and includes hands-on practical leadership training with intensive counseling and feedback. The course focuses on confidence, leadership and team building, along with training skills in basic rifle marksmanship and land navigation. The highlight of the course is a six-day field phase where students will experience a series of challenging leadership opportunities while being mentored and counseled by cadre. The student must register for this course following successful camp completion in order to receive the appropriate credit. A letter grade will be awarded by the Professor of Military Science based on camp results. Prereq:Approval of the Professor of Military Science.

 


Advanced Course (Contracted Cadets ONLY - Military Obligation after Graduation)

Military Science and Leadership 301- Leadership and Problem Solving (4) Examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving, analyzes the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st Century, reviews the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program, analyzes military missions and plans military missions, and executes squad battle drills. Two 75-minute lectures, one two-hour lab, and 3 hours physical training per week is required. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section.

 

Military Science and Leadership 302- Leadership and Ethics (4) Probes leadership responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate, leadership competencies, prepares for success at the ROTC National Advanced Leadership Camp, recognizes leader responsibility to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs, and applies principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication. Two 75-minute lectures, one two-hour lab, and 3 hours physical training per week is required. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section.

 

Military Science and Leadership 401- Leadership and Management (4) Builds on the National Advanced Leadership Camp experience to solve organizational and staff problems and discusses staff organization, functions, and processes. Analyzes counseling responsibilities and methods, examines principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change, and applies leadership and problem solving principles to a complex case study/simulation.  Two 75-minute lectures, one two-hour lab, and 3 hours physical training per week is required. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section.

 

Military Science and Leadership 402- Officership (4) Capstone course exploring topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army. Describes legal aspects of decision making and leadership, analyzes Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level, assesses administrative and logistics management functions, discusses reporting and Permanent Change of Station process, performs platoon leader actions, and examines leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Two 75-minute lectures, one two-hour lab, and 3 hours physical training per week is required. Students must meet enrollment and continuation requirements outlined in the Department of Military Science and Leadership section.

 

History 310- American Military History (3) American Military history from the American Revolution to the present.  Evaluation of significant battles from view points of the participants, their resources, decision making techniques, and the nine principles of war.  Discussion of all of America’s wars.  Emphasis on Civil War, World War I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Offered only in spring. Required course for all cadets seeking a commission.

 

Military Science and Leadership 491- Leadership Development and Assessment Course (6) Training program normally taken during the summer between the MSIII and MS IV years. Training is required by all contracted cadets seeking enrollment as an MSIV student. The Student must register for this course following successful completion of camp in order to receive the appropriate credit. A letter grade will be awarded by the Professor of Military Science based on camp results.Prereq: Approval of the Professor of Military Science.

 


Physical Training

PACT 185- Physical Fitness Training (2)  This course is designed to prepare Army ROTC cadets to meet and exceed the physical fitness standards set by the Army.  This course satisfies Cadet Command’s requirement that all contracted cadets receive physical training and maintain the Army’s individual fitness standard.  This course is open to non-ROTC students. Contracted cadets must attend three one hour PT sessions per week.

 

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