Military Science Courses

LEADERSHIP LAB (No Credit)

Leadership lab and physical fitness training is for all students enrolled in a Military Science class (1010/1020, 2010/2010, 3010/3020, 4010/4020) and is conducted in a non-classroom environment that includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. This lab is designed to provide a program of leadership application in a structured developmental process. Lab is mandatory for all contracted Cadets.


MSL 1010 INTRODUCTION TO THE ARMY AND CRITICAL THINKING (1 s.h.)

Introduces Cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such as critical thinking, time management, goal setting, stress management, and comprehensive fitness relate to leadership, and the Army profession. One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite: none
Offered: fall


MSL 1020 INTRODUCTION TO TACTICAL LEADERSHIP (1 s.h.)

Introduces cadets to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for adaptive leadership. Cadets learn the basics of the communications process and the importance for leader’s to develop the essential skills to effectively communicate in the Army. Students will examine the Army Profession and what it means to be a professional in the U.S. Army.

Offered: spring


MSL 2010 LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING (2 s.h.)

Explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises.

Offered: fall


MSL 2020 FOUNDATIONS OF TACTICAL LEADERSHIP (2 s.h.)

Examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills.

Offered: spring


MSL 2500 LEADERS TRAINING COURSE (3 s.h.)

An intensive practical application of leadership and military skills to satisfy basic course prerequisite for enrollment into the Advanced ROTC Program Courses leading to commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation. Four week summer program at Fort Knox, Ky. for students from universities and colleges throughout the nation.

Prerequisite: This training course is only open to cadets who have met the training requirements and have been approved by the Assistant Professor of Military Science.


Advanced Courses

Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science. Cadets in the advanced courses are required to participate in leadership labs and physical training sessions. Seniors fill leadership positions within the cadet chain of command and are responsible for the planning and execution of all cadet functions and events.

MSL 3010 TRAINING MANAGEMENT AND THE WARFIGHTING FUNCTIONS (3 s.h.)

This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, managing, developing, and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Leader Training Exercise (LTX). This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for the ROTC Cadet Leader Course (CLC) at Fort Knox, KY.

Prerequisite: Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: fall


MSL 3020 APPLIED LEADERSHIP IN SMALL UNIT OPERATIONS (3 s.h.)

This is an academically challenging course were you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army Leadership, Officership, Army Values and Ethics, Personal Development, and small unit tactics at the platoon level. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a squad and platoon in the execution of a mission during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Leader Training Exercise. This course includes reading assignments, homework assignments, small group assignments, briefings, case studies, and practical exercises, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for the ROTC Cadet Leader Course (CLC), at Fort Knox, Ky.

Prerequisite: Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: spring


MSL 3500 APPLIED MILITARY LEADERSHIP (3 s.h.)

The ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) is the most important training event for an Army ROTC Cadet. The 29-day training event at Fort Knox, Ky. incorporates challenges that are both mentally and physically rigorous and demanding. Cadets and officer candidates must excel at LDAC to be considered competitive for a commission as an Army officer.

Prerequisite: Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.


MSL 4010 MISSION COMMAND AND THE ARMY PROFESSION (3 s.h.)

Mission Command and the Army Profession explore the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. You will examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. You also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield, the decision making processes and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing you for BOLC B and your first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare you to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Prerequisite: Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: fall


MSL 4020 MISSION COMMAND AND THE COMPANY GRADE OFFICER (3 s.h.)

Mission Command and the Company Grade Officer explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations during Unified Land Operations I, II, and III. Examine the Art of Command and how to properly communicate with; during Cultural Awareness and Cultural Property Protection (CPP), you will discuss numerous situations on how ethical decisions impact personnel and the unit mission. The course places significant emphasis on preparing you for BOLC B and your first unit of assignment. It uses mission command case studies and scenarios to prepare you to face the complex ethical demands of serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Prerequisite: Only contracted Army ROTC Cadets may enroll in the advance course of military science.
Offered: spring


MSL 4210 THE AMERICAN MILITARY EXPERIENCE (3 s.h.)

American military history from the Colonial Period to the present with emphasis on the interrelationship of war and society. Open to all students.

Prerequisite: none
Cross-listed: HIS 4210