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MILITARY SCIENCE (MS)
 
MS 101 Basic Leadership Skills I 1 cr
An introductory course of instruction and participation in common military task and leadership skills. Students are encouraged to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and required to attend a 2 hour leadership lab every other week. No Fee.
 
MS 102 Basic Leadership Skills II 1 cr
A continuing course of instruction and participation in individual common military task and leadership skills. Students are encouraged to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and required to attend a 2 hour leadership lab every other week. No Fee.
 
MS 201 Intermediate Military Skills I 3 cr
A further development of common task and leadership skills required to prepare cadets to lead small military units. Emphasis on practical application of basic military skills and ability through development of leadership skills. Students are encouraged to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and required to attend a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Fee.
 
MS 202 Intermediate Military Skills II 3 cr
A further development of common task and leadership skills required to prepare cadets to lead small military units. Emphasis on practical application of basic military skills and ability through development of leadership skills. Students are encouraged to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and required to attend a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Fee.
 
MS 301 Adaptive Team Leadership (W) 3 cr
Challenges cadets to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-evaluations, cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical thinking abilities. Cadets also conduct physical fitness training three times per week focusing on development of individual flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Students are required to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours and 1 lab. Pre-requisite(s): 101 and 102; 201, 202. Fee.
 
MS 302 Applied Team Leadership 3 cr
Increasingly intense situational leadership challenges to build cadet awareness and skills in leading tactical operations up to platoon level. Cadets review aspects of combat, stability, and support operations. They also conduct military briefings and develop proficiency in garrison operation orders. Cadets also conduct physical fitness training three times per week focusing on development of individual flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-respiratory endurance. Students are required to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Fee.
 
MS 401 Adaptive Leadership 3 cr
This course transitions the focus of student learning from being trained, mentored and evaluated as an MSL III Cadet to learning how to train, mentor and evaluate underclass Cadets. MSL IV Cadets will learn the duties and responsibilities of an Army staff officer and apply the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Army writing style and the Army's principles of training and training management cycle during weekly training meetings to plan, execute and assess battalion training events. Cadets will learn about the special trust proposed by the US Constitution to Army Officers; a trust above and beyond other professions. Cadets will learn Army values and ethics and how to apply them to everyday life as well as in the Full Spectrum Operating Environment (OE). The MSL IV Cadet will learn about the officer's role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), counseling subordinates, administrative actions and methods on how to best manage their career as an Army Officer. In addition, MSL IVs are rotated through a variety of leadership positions that support a variety of ROTC battalion training and recruiting events throughout the semester where the MSl IV student will receive detailed and constructive feedback on their leader attributes and core leader competencies from experienced cadre. Students are required to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Fee.
 
MS 402 Leadership in a Complex World (W) 3 cr
Continued intensive study and work involving the daily operation and supervision of military units. Special emphasis on leadership responsibilities, military justice, ethical behavior, and decision making. Students are required to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session and a 2 hour leadership lab every week. Fee.
 
MS 494 Directed Studies 1-3 cr
Directed study and research. May be repeated in different subject areas. Course work will be specified by the instructor prior to the beginning of the semester. Studies may include but are not limited to research papers, special projects, and leadership seminars. Students are required to attend Physical Training (PT) Lab three (3) times per week for 1 hour per session. One and three hour courses are available. Fee.
 
 

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