Military Science (MS)
101. INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY SCIENCE 1 cr. Establishes
a framework for understanding officership, leadership, and Army values.
Also addresses personal development skills, including physical fitness
and time management.
102. INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP 1 cr. Focuses on communications,
leadership, and problem solving. Introduces students to the duties and
responsibilities of an Army lieutenant as well as examining current pay
201. SELF/TEAM DEVELOPMENT 2 cr. Corequisite: MS 299.
Ethics based leadership skills to develop individual abilities and contribute
to building of effective teams of people. Focus on skills in oral presentations,
writing concisely, planning of events, coordination of group efforts,
advanced first aid, land navigation, and basic military tactics. Fundamentals
of ROTC’s Leadership Development Program. Participation in a weekend
field training exercise is optional, but highly encouraged.
202. INDIVIDUAL/TEAM MILITARY TACTICS 2 cr. Corequisite:
MS 299. Introduction to individual and team aspects of military tactics
in small-unit operations. Includes use of radio communications, making
safety assessments, movement techniques, planning for team safety/security,
and methods of pre execution checks. Practical exercises with upper division
ROTC students. Techniques for training others as an aspect of continued
leadership development. Participation in a weekend exercise is optional,
but highly encouraged.
299. MILITARY SCIENCE LAB 0 cr. Corequisite: MS 201 or
202. Practical exercises in basic military skills, leadership, military
equipment, drill and ceremony, and adventure training.
Note: The following courses
are open only to contracted ROTC students. Credits earned may apply toward
graduation (see note under Basic Courses).
301. LEADING SMALL ORGANIZATIONS I 2 cr. Prerequisite:
approval of the department; corequisite: MS 399. Practical opportunities
to lead small groups, receive personal assessments and encouragement,
and lead in situations of increasing complexity. Small-unit defensive
tactics to plan and conduct training for lower division students. Requires
participation in weekly one hour sessions for physical fitness. Participation
in one weekend field training exercise is also required, and one or two
weekend exercises are offered for optional participation.
302. LEADING SMALL ORGANIZATIONS II 2 cr. Prerequisite:
MS 301; corequisite: MS 399. Continues methodology of MS 301. Analyze
tasks; prepare written or oral guidance for team members to accomplish
tasks. Delegate tasks and supervise. Plan for and adapt to the unexpected
in organizations under stress. Leadership case studies. Ethical decision
making. Requires participation in weekly sessions for physical fitness.
Participation in one weekend field training exercise is required; one
or two other weekend exercises are offered for optional participation.
399. JUNIOR MILITARY SCIENCE LAB 0 cr. Corequisite: MS
301 or 302. Practical exercises in leadership, tactics, navigation, communications,
and operations planning.
401. LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AND GOAL SETTING 2 cr. Prerequisite:
MS 302; corequisite: MS 499. Plan, conduct and evaluate activities of
the ROTC cadet organization: articulate goals, put plans into action,
assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies to improve it, lead
people, manage resources. Army policies and programs for this effort.
Requires participation in weekly sessions for physical fitness. Participation
in one weekend exercise also required.
402. TRANSITION TO LIEUTENANT 2 cr. Prerequisite: MS
401; corequisite: MS 499. Continues methodology from MS 401. Identify
and resolve ethical dilemmas. Refine counseling and motivating techniques.
Examine aspects of tradition and law as they relate to leading as an officer
in the Army. Requires participation in three one hour sessions for physical
fitness. Participation in one weekend exercise also required.
499. SENIOR MILITARY SCIENCE LAB 0 cr. Corequisite: MS
401 or 402. Practical application of leadership and management skills
staffing the Cadet Battalion. Prepare cadets for assumption of officer
responsibility in the Army’s active and reserve force components.