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Course Descriptions

 

MILITARY SCIENCE 101  (fall semester)
This course increases students' self-confidence through team study and activities in basic drill, physical fitness, rappelling, first aid training, oral presentations, and basic marksmanship. It teaches fundamental concepts of leadership in both classroom and out door laboratory environments. Both a leadership lab and physical fitness sessions are available, and an optional weekend exercise offers invaluable experience to volunteer participants.

MILITARY SCIENCE 102  (spring semester)
This course teaches principles of effective leadership.  Students increase in self-confidence by participating in physically and mentally challenging exercises with upper division ROTC students. The course helps students develop communication skills to improve performance and it relates organizational ethical values to leadership effectiveness. Both leadership lab and physical fitness sessions are available, and an optional weekend exercise offers invaluable experience to volunteer participants.

MILITARY SCIENCE 201  (fall semester)
This course presents ethic-based leadership skills that develop students' individual abilities and contribute to building effective teams. Students develop skills in oral and written presentation, in planning events and in coordinating group efforts, in advanced first aid, and in land navigation and basic military tactics. The course includes the fundamentals of ROTC's Leadership Assessment Program. Both leadership lab and physical fitness sessions are available, and an optional weekend exercise offers invaluable experience to volunteer participants.

MILITARY SCIENCE 202  (spring semester)
This course introduces individual and team aspects of military tactics in small unit operations. It includes the use of radio communications, safety assessments, movement techniques, team safety/security precautions, and methods of pre-execution checks. Students do practical exercises with upper division ROTC students and learn techniques for training others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Students must also participate in leadership lab, physical fitness sessions, and a weekend exercise.

Prerequisite: MILS 101,102, 201, 202, Basic Training or Leaders Training Course (LTC)

MILITARY SCIENCE 301  (fall semester)
This course offers students a series of practical opportunities to lead small groups, receive assessments and lead again in situations of increasing complexity.  Students use small unit defensive tactics and opportunities to plan and conduct training for lower division students. The course requires students to participate in leadership lab and three weekly one-hour physical fitness sessions as well as one weekend exercise.  Additional weekend exercises are optional. 

MILITARY SCIENCE 302  (spring semester)
This course continues MILS301 by providing task analysis, written and oral guidance for team members to accomplish tasks, and instruction in delegating and supervising. It includes planning for and adapting to the unexpected, examining and applying lessons from leadership case studies, and examining the importance of ethical decision making in enhancing team performance. The course also requires students to participate in leadership lab and three weekly one hour physical fitness sessions as well as one weekend exercise. Additional weekend exercises are optional.

MILITARY SCIENCE 401  (fall semester)
In this course, students plan, conduct, and evaluate activities of the ROTC cadet organization. They learn to articulate goals and enact plans to attain them, assess organization cohesion and develop strategies to improve it. The course also requires students to participate in leadership lab and three weekly one-hour physical fitness sessions as well as one weekend exercise. Additional weekend exercises are optional.

MILITARY SCIENCE 402  (spring semester)
This course continues MILS401. It requires students to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas, to refine counseling and motivation techniques, and to examine aspects of tradition and law as they relate to leading as an officer in the United States Army. The course prepares students to be successful Army lieutenants. It also requires students to participate in leadership lab and three weekly one-hour physical fitness sessions as well as one weekend exercise. Additional weekend exercises are optional.