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2011 - 2012 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Military Science (MILS)

101:
Introduction to Leadership (1-1-0)
This course introduces the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership and the structure of the ROTC Basic courses which consist of MILS 101, 102, 201, 202, Fall and Spring Leadership Labs. Students will learn how the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, mental/physical resiliency, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Emphasis is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions, attributes and core leader competencies while gaining an understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student.
102:
Introduction to Leadership II (1-1-0)
This course is a continuation of MILS 101 and overviews leadership fundamentals such as setting direction, problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Students will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.
103:
Officership Lab (2-1-2)
Hands on instruction in rappelling, land navigation, mountaineering techniques, infantry squad techniques and military leadership. You will apply the military tactics and procedures that you have learned in your 101 and 102 Military Science classes and practice these tactics and procedures in a field environment. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission, during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. SMP or prior service Cadets may apply for a waiver from the Professor of Military Science on a case-by-case basis.
104:
Officership II Lab (2-1-2)
A continuation of Officership Lab 103, with hands on instruction in rappelling, land navigation, mountaineering techniques, infantry squad techniques and military leadership. You will apply the military tactics and procedures that you have learned in your 101 and 102 Military Science classes and practice these tactics and procedures in a field environment. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission, during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. SMP or prior service Cadets may apply for a waiver from the Professor of Military Science on a case-by-case basis.
201:
Leadership and Management (1-2-0)
This course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced planning, executing and assessing team exercises. This course also builds on developing knowledge of the leadership attributes and core leader competencies through the understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Case studies will provide a tangible context for learning the Soldier’s Creed and Warrior Ethos.
202:
Basic Leadership (1-2-0)
This course examines the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. The course highlights dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further study of the theoretical basis of the Army Leadership Requirements Model explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations . Cadets develop greater self-awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. Case studies give insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-world scenarios.
203:
Leadership and Management Lab (2-1-2)
A continuation of Officership Lab 104 with increased Cadet rank and responsibility, and with hands on instruction in rappelling, land navigation, mountaineering techniques, infantry squad techniques and military leadership. You will apply the military tactics and procedures that you have learned in your 101 and 102 Military Science classes and practice these tactics and procedures in a field environment. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission, during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Basic Course. SMP or prior service Cadets may apply for a waiver from the Professor of Military Science on a case-by-case basis.
204:
Basic Leadership Lab (2-1-2)
A continuation of Officership Lab 203 with increased Cadet rank and responsibility, with hands on instruction in rappelling, land navigation, mountaineering techniques, infantry squad techniques and military leadership. You will apply the military tactics and procedures that you have learned in your 101 and 102 Military Science classes and practice these tactics and proceures in a field environment. At the conclusion of this course, you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission, during a classroom PE, a Leadership Lab, or during a Situational Training Exercise (STX) in a field environment. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Basic Course. SMP or prior service Cadets may apply for a waiver from the Professor of Military Science on a case-by-case basis.

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