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Students enrolled in Military Science for eventual commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant must complete the Basic Course (MIL 101, 102, 201, 202) and the Advanced Course (MIL 301, 302, 401, 402,). Credit for all or a portion of the Basic Course may be awarded for active or reserve military service or for high school Junior ROTC.

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Military Science 101

Leadership and Military Science I 

    This is an introductory course designed to focus on the fundamental components of the service as an officer in the United States Army. Students also learn “life skills” of physical fitness, communication applications, both oral and written, as well as interpersonal relationships.

    The lab provides basic instruction on squad movement techniques and the six-squad tactical missions of patrolling, attack, defense, ambush, reconnaissance and squad battle drills. Additionally, students learn basic map reading, first aid, physical fitness and military formations to include basic march techniques.

    Military Science 102

    Leadership and Military Science II 

    This course is an orientation to leadership theory and the fundamentals of decision-making process by learning how to solve problems and develop critical thinking skills. Students develop followership skills and the ability to learn goal-setting techniques while working in a group interaction setting.

    The lab continues to provide basic instruction on squad movement techniques and the six-squad tactical missions of patrolling, attack, defense, ambush, reconnaissance and squad battle drills. Students are introduced to the operations order format.

    Military Science 201

    Basic Leadership and Management I

    Students learn how to resolve ethical problems by applying leadership theory and principles. Students learn self-development techniques such as the importance of stress management, time management and the ability to solve problems. Lastly, students apply communication theory and skills in a leadership study focusing on problem solving.

    The lab applies basic leadership theory and decision making during practical exercises in a field environment. Students continue to develop basic map reading, first aid, physical fitness and military formations to include basic march techniques. Prerequisite: Military Science 101

    Military Science 202

    Basic Leadership and Management II

    Students focus primarily on leadership with an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles and obligations of commissioned officers. Students also focus, in detail, on the origin of our institutional values and their practical application in the decision-making process and leadership theory.

    Students use case studies to learn the Army’s ethical decision-making process. The lab continues to apply basic leadership theory and decision making during practical exercises in a field environment. Students continue to develop basic map reading, first aid, physical fitness and military formations to include basic march techniques. Prerequisite: Military Science 102

    Military Science 301

    Advanced Leadership and Management I

    Students are introduced to the Leader Development Program that will be used to evaluate their leadership performance and provide developmental feedback for the remainder of their cadet years. Cadets are taught how to plan and conduct individual and small unit training, as well as basic tactical principles.

    Cadets will also learn reasoning skills and the military specific application of these skills in the form of the Army’s troop. The lab reinforces small unit tactical training while employing the troop leading procedure to accomplish planning and decision-making. Students continue to learn basic map reading, first aid, physical fitness and military formations to include basic march techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of department.

    Military Science 302

    Advanced Leadership and Management II

    The course focus is doctrinal leadership and tactical operations at the small unit level. Students are provided opportunities to plan and conduct individual and collective training for Army operations.

    Synthesizing training, leadership and team building is the primary focus. Upon completion, students possess the fundamental confidence and competence of leadership in a small unit setting.

    The lab continues reinforcing small unit tactical training while employing the troop leading procedures to accomplish planning and decision-making. Students also continue basic map reading, first aid, physical fitness and military formations to include basic march techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of department.

    Military Science 304

    Military History of World War II 

    This course examines the Second World War from a global perspective, comparing the experiences of both the Axis and Allies. An in-depth examination of the social, economical, political and technological factors that contribute to the execution of the war. Prerequisites: None

    Military Science 305

    U.S. Army Campaign History 1840 to Present 

    This course provides instruction on U.S. Army Campaign history of offensive and defensive operations since the American Civil War. Also includes battle analysis.

    Military Science 401

    Applied Leadership and Management I 

    This course concentrates on leadership, management and ethics to begin the final transition from cadet to lieutenant. Students focus on attaining the knowledge and proficiency in several critical areas they need to operate effectively as Army Officers.

    These areas include coordinating activities with staff, counseling theory and practice within the “Army Context,” training management and ethics. Students develop and possess the fundamental skills, attributes and abilities to operate as competent leaders in a cadet battalion.

    They must confidently communicate to subordinate cadets their preparedness to shoulder the responsibilities entrusted to them. Prerequisite: Consent of department.

    Military Science 402

    Applied Leadership and Management II

    Students learn the legal aspects of decision-making and leadership. Instruction introduces the student to the organization of the Army from the tactical to the strategic level. Students learn administrative and logistical management focusing on the fundamentals of soldier and unit level support.

    Practical exercises require the student, both individually and collectively, to apply their knowledge to solve problems and confront situations commonly faced by junior officers. The lab continues to sharpen the students’ leadership skills.

    Students normally change leadership positions to hone their skills, attributes and abilities as leaders. Again, they must confidently communicate to subordinate cadets their preparedness to shoulder the responsibilities entrusted to them. Prerequisite: Consent of department.

    Military Science 421

    Contemporary Leadership and Management 

    Military Science students and graduates from Military Science, with consent of the department chairperson, can participate in an intensive reading, writing and training program examining contemporary military leadership and training requirements. Planning, conducting and evaluating training will be the primary focus. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson

    Military Science 431

    Advanced Contemporary Leadership and Management 

    Military Science students and graduates from Military Science, with consent of the department chairperson, can participate in an intensive reading, writing and training program examining contemporary military leadership and training requirements. Writing lesson plans, operations orders and conducting training will be the primary focus. Prerequisite: Consent of department chairperson

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