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Leadership Lab

Freshman Level Courses

MS 110 – Introduction to Military Science

MS 110 is a progressive course  that teaches the basic aspects of the officer corps of the United States Army.  Students trace the origins of their nation’s Army, learn basic soldier skills,  and gain an appreciation for the institutional values that define the  Professional Army Ethic. Students participate in class and in five Leadership  Labs. The Military Science Department provides the textbook for the class,  titled Introduction to Military Science, and all other materials and uniforms  required for the course. Students learn of the organization of the United States  Army and the role of the military in today’s society, emphasizing the customs  and traditions of the service and the fundamentals of leadership. Students study  land navigation, physical fitness, and military bearing; values and ethics, Army  Life, and communication. Additionally, students apply classroom instruction  during Leadership Labs designed to reinforce classroom concepts.

MS 112 – Fundamentals of Military Science

MS 112 is a progressive course  that explores concepts that must be applied by the officer corps of the United  States Army. Students learn basic soldier skills and leadership techniques and  gain an appreciation for the institutional values and procedures that define the  Professional Army Ethic. The Military Science Department provides the textbook  for the class, titled Fundamentals of Military Science, and all other materials  and uniforms required for the course. Students learn basic knowledge regarding  military service and the profession of arms. Students study basic military  skills and develop the leadership abilities through practical exercises. Topics  include problem solving, basic leadership principles, and leadership in groups.  Students apply classroom instruction during Leadership Laboratories designed to  reinforce classroom concepts.
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Sophomore Level Courses

MS 201 – Fundamentals of Tactical Operations, Techniques of Leadership, and  Weapons Characteristics

MLSC 203 is a progressive course that teaches the  basic aspects of small-unit leadership in the tactical environment. Students  learn the organization, techniques, resources, and capabilities involved in  conducting small-unit tactical operations. The Military Science Department  provides the textbook for the class, titled Fundamentals of Tactical Operations,  Techniques of Leadership, and Weapons Characteristics, and all other materials  and uniforms required for the course. The emphasis is on leadership,  organization, and management techniques needed to cause a group of people to  accomplish specific objectives. Characteristics of military weapons systems are  taught. Students serve as leaders in Leadership Labs.

MS 202 – National Security and Fundamentals of Military Topography

MS  202 is a progressive course that leads the student through a series of exercises  that develops communication skills and provides the tools to operate in the  organizational environment as a junior leader. Students will train and lead  small units to provide practical application of classes taught. The lessons  require students to participate in class and in the Leadership Lab. Students  will learn national security concepts, policies, and the national  decision-making process with emphasis on national resources, national will, and  economic factors, Included will be a study of nuclear and conventional response  options. Students will also learn fundamentals of military topography including  the use of military maps to determine topographic features, to conduct land  navigation, and to perform terrain analysis will be covered. Also, see  Leadership Laboratory.
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Junior Level Courses

MS 301 – Leadership & Modern Learning

MS 301 is a progressive course  that leads the student through a series of five modules that introduce them to  the principles of small group leadership, tactics, communication techniques, and  decision making, and troop leading procedures. Our focus is on developing  leadership competence. The lessons require students to participate in class and  in the weekly Leadership Lab. Students conduct practical application of  principles of leadership/ management as applied in classroom and field to  include case studies in psychological, physiological, and sociological factors  that affect human behavior. Individually and in groups, students solve  leadership problems common to small units.

MS 302 – Study of Advanced Leadership Planning and Execution of Modern  Combat Operations

During this course, students will continue to apply and  hone the leadership skills developed in MS 301. Emphasis will be on analyzing  tasks and preparing written or oral guidance for team members to accomplish  tasks. Students will delegate, supervise, and plan for/ adapt to the unexpected  in organizations under stress. Students will also continue to receive an  assessment of their performance designed to highlight their strengths and  weaknesses and improve their leadership skills. Students continue the practical  application of principles of leadership/ management as applied in classroom and  field environments. The class offers an analysis of the leader’s role in  directing and coordinating efforts of individuals and small units in the  execution of offensive and defensive tactical missions, to include command and  control systems, the military team, and communications techniques.
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Senior Level Courses

MS 401 –Management of the Military Complex to Include Fundamentals of  Military and International Law

During this course, students will plan,  conduct, and evaluate activities in the ROTC cadet organization. As the core of  the battalion’s chain of command, students will lead junior cadets and implement  strategies to develop them. Students will identify, discuss, and resolve ethical  dilemmas and manage resources. Throughout the course, Students will learn and  apply the Army policies and programs that define or support their studies.  Students study various managerial elements needed to control a military  organization and the techniques used to accomplish these functions.

MS 402 – Seminar in Military Analysis and Management

MS 402 continues  the methodology from MS 401. Students will examine the origins of military law  and relate it to service as an officer in the contemporary Army, preparing for  their future as successful Army officers. Students meet in class for one hour  each week, and one hour each week for a command and staff meeting; those  meetings combine classroom instruction and three hours of leadership lab each  week. Students must also participate in two hours of physical training each  week. Finally, students must complete a staff ride to an off-campus location  once during the semester. Students analyze the use of military assets in world  affairs to include importance of strategic mobility and neutralization of  insurgent movements. Students assess and solve management problems regarding  military justice, administration, and the obligations and responsibilities of an  officer.
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Leadership Lab 

Students participate in a practical  application of the leadership principles, individual movement techniques, land  navigation, rifle marksmanship, leadership reaction courses, water survival  training, and small unit tactics. They take what they've learned in the  classroom and apply it in the field. Leadership Labs offer practical challenges,  both physical and mental, and develops teamwork, trust, and leadership.