Military Science (MS)

MS 111 Military Science I: Introduction to Leadership (1 Credit)

Introduces effective leadership and communication skills. Explores personal development of life skills, comprehensive fitness related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Introduces basic land navigation skills and techniques for tactical decision making. Part of a series of military science leadership classes.

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MS 112 MS I: Leadership (1 Credit)

Continues developing effective leadership and communication skills, personal development of life skills, comprehensive fitness related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Continues the process of developing their land navigation skills and techniques for tactical decision making. Part of a series of military science leadership courses.

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MS 113 MS I: Applied Leadership (1 Credit)

Apply effective leadership and communication skills, develop life skills and comprehensive fitness related to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. Apply land navigation skills and techniques for tactical decision making. Part of a series of military science leadership courses.

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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 188 Special Studies: Military Science (1-4 Credits)

Explores topics of current interest in the military science discipline.

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MS 199 Selected Topics: Military Science (1-4 Credits)

Provides a learning experience in military science not currently available; this course is in development to be proposed as a permanent course.

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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 288 Special Studies: Military Science (1-4 Credits)

Explores topics of current interest in the military science discipline.

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MS 298 Independent Study: Military Science (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

Recommended preparation: Prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study in [insert subject] to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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

This course is in development.

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