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Military Science and Leadership (MSL)

ROTC Programs

A weekly one-hour leadership laboratory is required for courses numbered 200 and above. This laboratory is optional for the 100-level courses. The laboratory includes practical application of leadership skills, drills and ceremonies, basic soldiering skills, and Army Physical Fitness Training (APFT).

MSL 100 Introduction to Physical Fitness (1) Hands-on participatory course following the Army’s physical fitness program. Classes conducted three days per week with Army ROTC cadets. Focus is on aerobic conditioning, muscular strength and endurance. Repeatable 3 times. A-F only. Co-requisite: 105 or 106 or 205 or 206.

MSL 101 Introduction to Military Science I (2) Provides an initial glimpse of the military and the role that it plays in society. Develops the student’s comprehension of the American defense system as it evolved as the result of changes in the American society. Typical subjects include ethics, leadership, effective goal setting, managing time and effort, and the tradition of a citizens’ army.

MSL 101L Introduction to Military Science I Lab (1) Practical application in adventure training, one-rope bridges, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, drill and ceremonies, physical training. Pre: 105 (or concurrent).

MSL 102 Introduction to Military Science II (2) Continuation of 105. Provides instruction in military-related subjects of general student interest, i.e., confidence-building field trips, supervising an individual exercise program, development of individual soldiering skills, and leadership and professional ethics for the military. Introduction to armed forces evolvements, overview of the Department of Defense, application of force in international relations.

MSL 102L Introduction to Military Science II Lab (1) Practical application in adventure training, one-rope bridges, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, drill and ceremonies, physical training. Pre: 106 (or concurrent).

MSL 201 Intermediate Military Science I (3) Basic concepts of military leadership. Familiarization with the concept of leadership, the five types of leadership power, the decision-making process, and the styles of leadership. Involves military skills and related adventure-type training and basic individual survival skills. Leadership laboratory required 1.5 hours per week, consisting of practical application of leadership skills, drill and ceremonies, land navigation, first aid, and army physical fitness training.

MSL 202 Intermediate Military Science II (3) Individual and small-unit military skills. Practical applications include combat first aid; basic wilderness survival skills; land navigation; and a knowledge of key military jobs, duties, and responsibilities. Involves field training to provide hands-on experience. Leadership laboratory required 1.5 hours per week, consisting of practical application of leadership skills, drill and ceremonies, land navigation, first aid, and army physical fitness training.

MSL 203 ROTC Basic Camp (6) Six-week summer course conducted at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Substitutes for ROTC basic course (105, 106, 205, and 206) and fulfills course requirement for admission to ROTC advanced courses. Credit will be given for 207 or basic courses, but not both. Pre: consent.

MSL 301 Leading Small Organizations I (4) (2.5 Lec, 1.5-hr Lab) Series of practical opportunities to lead small groups and receive personal assessments and encouragement. Uses small unit defensive tactics and opportunities to plan/conduct training. Includes field training sessions, student taught classes, and presentations/briefings. Co-requisite: 101. Pre: 105, 106, 205, and 206; or consent.

MSL 302 Leading Small Organizations II (4) (2.5 Lec, 1.5-hr Lab) Analyze tasks and prepare written or oral guidance for team members to accomplish tasks. Delegate tasks and supervise. Examine and apply lessons from leadership case studies. Examine importance of ethical decision-making. Includes field training sessions, student taught classes and presentations/briefings. Co-requisite: 101. Pre: 105, 106, 205, 206, and 305; or 305 and consent.

MSL 303 ROTC Advanced Camp (6) Six-week summer field training exercise conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington. Arduous and intensified leadership training is conducted throughout the six-week period. Required for U.S. Army commissioning. Pre: 305, 306, and consent.

MSL 391 History of Military Warfare (3) Lecture/discussion on the art and science of warfare throughout history. Restricted to students enrolled in the Army ROTC program. A-F only. Pre: consent.

MSL 399 Directed Reading and Research (V) Limited to military science students who have had at least one previous military science course for which a grade of B or higher was earned and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Pre: consent.

MSL 401 Leadership Challenges and Goal Setting (4) (2.5 Lec, 1.5-hr Lab) Plan, conduct and evaluate activities of the ROTC cadet organization. Assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies to improve it. Develop confidence in skills to lead people and manage resources. Includes field training sessions, student taught classes and presentations/briefings. Co-requisite: 101. Pre: 105, 106, 205, 206, 305, and 306; or 305, 306, and consent.

MSL 402 Transition to Lieutenant (4) (2.5 Lec, 1.5-hr Lab) Continues the methodology from 405. Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas. Refine counseling and motivating techniques. Examine aspects of tradition and law as related to leading as an officer in the Army. Prepare for a future as a successful Army officer. Includes field training sessions, student taught classes and presentations/briefings. Co-requisite: 101. Pre: 105, 106, 205, 206, 305, 306, and 405; or 305, 306, 405, and consent.