Military Science and Leadership - Basic, Advanced

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[1] Courses in Military Science and Leadership (MILS) - Basic

1101 FOUNDATIONS OF OFFICERSHIP Part of the basic course program and required for all students without Junior ROTC credit, basic military training credit, or prior military service. The course examines the unique duties and responsibilities of officers. Students discuss the organization and role of the Army, review basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication, and analyze Army values and expected ethical behavior. Students are introduced to the leadership development program and small unit tactics in discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: None. Fall.

1102 BASIC LEADERSHIP Part of the basic course program and required for all students without Junior ROTC credit, basic military training credit, or prior military service. The course presents fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine. Students practice basic skills that underlie effective problem solving, apply active listening and feedback skills, examine factors that influence leader and group effectiveness, and examine the officer experience. Students will participate in basic map reading and small group day land navigation in discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: MSL 1101, equivalent credit, or instructor approval. Spring.

2201 INDIVIDUAL LEADERSHIP STUDIES Part of the basic course program and required for all students without Junior ROTC credit, basic military training credit, or prior military service. The course develops knowledge of self, self-confidence, and individual leadership skills. Students develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and apply communication, feedback, and conflict-resolution skills. The course further develops leadership theory and techniques discussed in MSL 1102 in discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: MSL 1102, equivalent credit, or instructor approval. Fall.

2202 LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK Part of the basic course program and required for all students without Junior ROTC credit, basic military training credit, or prior military service. The course focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes. A continuation of MLS 2201, the course challenges current beliefs, knowledge, and skills and provides equivalent preparation for the ROTC Leadership Development and Assessment course (LDAC) as the Leaders Training Course. Students study military tactical missions, planning considerations, and patrol base activities in discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: MSL 2201, equivalent credit, or instructor approval. Spring.

[2] Courses in Military Science and Leadership (MILS) - Advanced

3301 LEADERSHIP AND PROBLEM SOLVING Part of the advanced course program and required of all students pursuing a commission in the US Army. The course examines basic skills that underlie effective problem solving. Students analyze the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st Century and review the features and execution of the Leadership Development Plan. Students are placed in leadership positions on campus and in field environments and analyze missions, plan military operations, and execute squad battle drills in laboratory. Emphasis is placed on physical conditioning and stamina. Prerequisite: Completion of all basic courses or equivalent. Fall.

3302 LEADERSHIP AND ETHICS Part of the advanced course program and required of all students pursuing a commission in the US Army. The course probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Students develop cadet leadership competencies, prepare for success at the Leadership Development and Assessment course (LDAC), recognize leader responsibility to accommodate subordinate spiritual needs, and apply principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication. Laboratories include planning and executing tactical missions in a field environment, day and night land navigation, intensive physical training, and leadership evaluation. Prerequisite: MSL 3301. Spring.

4301 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Part of the advanced course program and required of all students pursuing a commission in the US Army. The course builds on Leadership Development and Assessment course (LDAC) experience to solve organizational and staff problems. Students discuss staff organization, functions, and processes, analyze counseling responsibilities and methods, examine principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change, and apply leadership and problem-solving principles to a complex case study/simulation. Laboratories include mission planning, small unit tactics, and reporting. Prerequisite: MSL 3302. Fall.

4302 OFFICERSHIP Part of the advanced course program and required of all students pursuing a commission in the US Army. Capstone course designed to explore topics relevant to second lieutenants entering the Army. Students describe legal aspects of decision making and leadership, analyze Army organization for operations from the tactical to strategic level, assess administrative and logistics management functions, discuss reporting and permanent change of station (PCS) process, perform platoon leader actions, and examine leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Laboratories include land navigation and small unit tactics. Prerequisite: MSL 4301 or instructor approval. Spring.

4303 ADVANCED OFFICERSHIP I Advanced Officership I is a course of independent research and analysis on professional military topics specifically related to the branches of the US Army. Personal and professional goals for officers as well as military history will be the emphasis of the course. Prerequisite: MSL 3301 or 4301. Fall, spring.

4304 ADVANCED OFFICERSHIP II Advanced Officership II is a course of independent research and analysis on professional military topics specifically related to the branches of the US Army. Personal and professional goals for officers as well as military history and branch-related tactics involved in military history will be the emphasis of the course. Prerequisite: MSL 3301 or 4301. Fall, spring.