Military Science Courses

MS 139 Leadership and Confidence Building
1 cr. (0-0-2)

This class is part of the basic course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the first part of a two-part program (MS 139-MS 159) for the Military Science Level I (freshmen). This class is not a prerequisite for enrollment in MS 159 but it is strongly encouraged. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

This class is an introduction to military leadership techniques and confidence building. Students are also introduced to ethics instruction and the role of the US Army. Leadership and confidence building are taught through the application of learned skills during hands-on training, including marksmanship, rappelling, orienteering, and first aid. Student involvement in planning and performance increases poise, confidence and self-sufficiency

Course work for this class focuses upon eight areas of military knowledge and skills: Personal Courage, Leadership, Ethics, Land Navigation, Oral & Written Communications, Time Management, Problem Solving Skills, Safety and Organization of the Army.

MS 159 Leadership, Confidence Building , and Winter Training
1 cr. (0-0-2)

This class is part of the basic course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the second part of a two-part program (MS 139-MS 159) for the Military Science Level I (freshmen). This class is not a prerequisite for enrollment in MS 239 but it is strongly encouraged. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

This course continues the Introduction to military leadership techniques and confidence building with a concentration on outdoor winter training. Students are also introduced to communication, ethics instruction, and the role of the U.S. Army. Leadership and confidence building are taught through the application of learned skills during hands-on training, including snowshoeing, winter survival, and first aid. Student involvement in planning and performance increases poise, confidence, leadership and self-sufficiency.

Course work for this class focuses upon eight (8) areas of military knowledge and skills: Leadership, Ethics, Land Navigation, Oral & Written Communications, Time Management, Problem Solving Skills, Safety and Organization of the Army.

MS 239 Leadership at the Unit Level
1 cr. (2-0-1)
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the basic course for the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the first part of a two-part program (MS 239 – MS 259) for the Military Science Level II (sophomore). This class is not a prerequisite for enrollment in MS 259 but it is strongly encouraged. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

This class includes the study of tactics, command, and planning procedures for the Army's basic combat unit, the infantry rifle squad. Land navigation, communication, ethics, professionalism, and the role of the Army are also covered. Self-confidence building exercises are implemented. Leadership labs supplement the instruction by allowing students to assume junior leadership roles.

Course work for this class will focus on eight (8) areas of military knowledge and skills: Leadership, Ethics, Operations & Tactics, Land Navigation, Radio & Wire Communications, Intelligence, Oral & Written Communications, and the Constitutional Basis and Organization of the Army.

MS 259 Troop Leader Training
1 cr. (2-0-1) 
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the basic course for the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the second part of a two-part program (MS 239 – MS 259) for the Military Science Level II (sophomore). This class is not a prerequisite for enrollment in MS 339 but it is strongly encouraged. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

This class includes advanced individual tactical training centered around leadership and tactical orders. Ethics, professionalism, communication and advanced land navigation are also covered. Leadership labs supplement the instruction by allowing students to assume junior leadership roles.

Course work for this class will focus on eight (8) areas of military knowledge and skills: Leadership, Ethics, Operations & Tactics, Land Navigation, Radio & Wire Communications, Intelligence, Oral & Written Communications, and the Constitutional Basis and Organization of the Army.

MS 269 Army Physical Fitness Training
1 cr. (0-0-3)

Through this course you will gain an understanding of the Army Physical Fitness Training Program. Additionally, the student will learn physical fitness training techniques and procedures that will improve the overall individual level of fitness and help in the development of an individual fitness ethos. This class will meet in the Superior Dome/PEIF on M, W, and F. This class can count towards the HP elective for graduation requirements.

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MS 279 Army Leadership Analysis

2 cr.

A self directed course designed to introduce the student to the influence selected members of American military history have had on the professional development of the American military and America in general. Using the Army FM 6-22 and Army Leadership, students will research and analyze the leadership and contributions to the profession of arms of an historical figure. Students will meet with instructor weekly and prepare a written analysis and oral presentation of not less than 20 minutes.

MS 280 Battle Analysis

2 cr.

A self directed course designed to introduce the student to military history and the battle analysis methodology as a tool for studying problems in military history and drawing appropriate lessons from the analysis. Students will use the textbook FM 100-5 Operations supplemented with additional handouts: Fundamental concepts in the language of the Military Profession, The Relevance of Kasserine, Bring back the Principles of War and The Basic Battle Analysis Methodology Study Guide. Students will meet with instructor weekly.

MS 290 American Military History

4 cr.

A survey of American military operations from the Colonial period to the present global war on terrorism. Emphasis is on battle history, significant personalities and technological advances an developments in Western warfare.

MS 295 Special Topics in Military Science
1-4 cr.
Prerequisite: Department permission.

Students will study a significant topic in military science. The requirements of this course may be met through seminars, lectures, participation in outdoor activities, or readings.

MS 339 Advanced Leadership Training
4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic Course of Instruction or the equivalent and/or department permission.
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the advance course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the first part of a two-part program (MS 339-MS 359) for the Military Science Level III (junior). This class is not a prerequisite for enrollment in MS 359 but it is strongly encouraged. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

Sutdents will study the techniques of junior officer leadership. This course examines leadership skills such as counseling, coordination, communication, and delegation of authority. The science of command and control through personal leadership is practiced. Military skills are taught in preparation for the Leadership Development and Assessment Course.

Course work for this class focuses upon eight areas of military knowledge and skills: Leadership, Basic Operations & Tactics, Land Navigation, Organizational Processes, Oral Communications, and the Organization of the Army

MS 359 Applied Leadership Training
4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite: MS 339 and/or department permission.
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the advance course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the second part of a two-part program (MS 339-MS 359) for the Military Science Level III (junior). This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

This class includes the duties and responsibilities of a junior officer, with emphasis on the leader's role in planning, directing, coordinating individual and team training, and in motivating subordinates through human relations and counseling skills. Covers the principles of command, control, and leadership techniques. Military skills are taught in preparation for Advanced Camp.

Course work for this class focuses upon seven areas of military knowledge and skills: leadership, squad operations & tactics, drill and ceremony, troop leading procedures, oral and written operation orders, marksmanship and media operations.

MS 439 Leadership
4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisites: MS 339 and MS 359, junior standing and/or department permission.
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the advance course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the first part of a two-part program (MS 439-MS 459) for the Military Science Level IV (senior). In this course, you will discuss staff organizations, functions and processes and analyze counseling responsibilities and methods. You will learn the Army training management system and apply it to the training program within the Wildcat Battalion. You will also examine principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change, and apply leadership and problem solving principles to a complex case study/simulation. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

Course work for this class focuses on:

  • Understanding of the role of the professional U.S. Army officer in order to make effective career decisions.
  • Understanding and practical application of Army training doctrine and the Army Training Management System; knowledge in coordination of staff activities.
  • Practical application and experience in effective communications.
  • Understanding and application of counseling theories and practices.
  • Understanding of stress management; understanding and application of leadership theory and principles; and understanding of Risk Management.

MS 459 Team Development
4 cr. (3-0-2)
Prerequisite: MS 439, junior standing and/or department permission.
Corequisite: Contracted cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory.

This class is part of the advance course in the Army ROTC pre-commissioning program of instruction. This is the second part of a two-part program (MS 439-MS 459) for the Military Science Level IV (senior). In this course, you will provide basic foundation in military law and develop further skills on leadership and military science. You will also learn practical information and procedures to assist cadet transition to officer, and culminate the ROTC learning experience in the form of a semester-long activity whereby cadets can integrate, apply and demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of military leadership. This course is a recommended part of the Military Science Minor.

Course work for this class focuses on:

  • Understanding of the role of the professional U.S. Army officer in making ethical decisions.
  • Understanding and practical application of military law and the law of warfare.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in coordination of staff activities.
  • Practical application and experience in effective oral and written communications.
  • Further understanding and knowledge of military tactical doctrine.
  • Further understanding and practical experience in the Military Decision Making Process.
  • Understanding and application of leadership theory and principles.
  • Understanding of Risk Management.
  • Understanding of current and future threats and technology.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in preparation for the transition to their first professional assignment.

MS 495 Special Topics in Military Science
3 cr.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and department permission.

Study of a significant topic in military science. The requirements of this course may be met through seminars, lectures, participation in outdoor activities, or readings.

MS 498 Directed Study in Military Science
1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and department permission.

Individual directed study on a selected military science topic.

 

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