Military Science (MS)

MS 111 Leadership and Personal Development (1 Credit)

This course introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Students will learn the basic skills related to leadership and the Army profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the ROTC program, its purpose in the Army, and its advantages for the student. This course is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 112 Introduction to Tactical Leadership (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: MS 111.

This course introduces students to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. Topics include developing life skills such as goal setting, time management, physical fitness and stress management relative to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Students will further explore Army leadership dimensions in depth, as they relate to tactical leadership. This class is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 113 Orienteering and Land Navigation (1 Credit)

Recommended preparation: MS 112.

This course introduces students to basic orienteering and map reading. Students will gain confidence in their ability to read different types of maps, plan routes and find their location on the ground using a military map and compass. Students will learn to identify terrain features on a map and on the ground. Students will use these skills to move from one point to another by orienteering and terrain association. This class is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 180 Army Physical Fitness (1 Credit)

The course familiarizes the students with the Army Physical Fitness Program and FM 21-20 through an individually-regimented physical fitness training program. Students will receive guidance on proper nutrition and fitness to excel in a physically demanding environment as well as being given the opportunity to plan and implement their own total fitness program. Class is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 211 Foundations in Leadership (2 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MS 113.

This course explores the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and effective communication techniques. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced during the conduct of leadership coursework. The focus continues to build on developing knowledge of the skills that Army leaders need to excel, as well as broadening knowledge of operations of the current military. No military obligation is incurred through participation in the course. This class is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 212 Effective Team Building (2 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MS 211.

This course examines the challenges of leading tactical teams in the complex contemporary operating environment (COE). This course explores dimensions of terrain analysis and land navigation, small unit tactics and the fundamentals of patrolling. It continues to explore the dimension of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and effective time management techniques. Aspects of personal motivation and team building are practiced during the conduct of Leadership Labs. No military obligation is incurred through participation in the course. This course is open to any student in any course of study.

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MS 213 Fundamentals of Military Operations (2 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MS 212.

This course introduces the fundamentals of military operations by exploring the military approach to conducting various operations, and the planning and procedures required to be successful in these operations. It continues to explore the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and effective time-management techniques. An introduction to squad-level tactics will focus on applying military decision-making processes and delivering military orders. No military obligation is incurred through participation in the course. Leadership coursework will be used to reinforce the tactical and operational concepts covered in the course.

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MS 299 Selected Topics: Military Science (1-4 Credits)

This course is in development.

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