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.
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.
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.
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.
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.