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Courses in Military Science (MSC)

Lower Division

11. U.S. Army Leadership and Personal Development (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: lower division standing. United States Army, its organization, customs, courtesies, and rank structure. Course surveys personal development skills needed for effective leadership such as critical thinking, time management, and health and fitness. Familiarization with the Army ROTC program.—F. (F.) 

12. Introduction to Tactical Military Leadership (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: lower division standing. Military leadership fundamentals to include setting direction, problem-solving, presenting briefs, and using effective writing skills. Basic military tactics, orienteering and land navigation. Dimensions of leadership values, attributes, skills, and actions.—W. (W.) 

13. Introduction to Basic Military Operations (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: lower division standing. Basic military tactical theories and their application at the individual and squad level. Military tactical operations and basic military first aid.—S. (S.) 

14A. Introduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing and consent of instructor. Personal and organizational leadership skills introduced in leadership laboratory. Extensive supervised leadership experiences conducted in a military environment. Basic military skills necessary to function in a leadership role. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) 

14B. Introduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Continuation of development of leadership and military skills introduced in course 14A. Emphasis on the role of the individual, the basic organizational element of the Army, the squad. Supervisory controls reduced as students gain capabilities. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.) 

14C. Introduction to Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing; consent of instructor. Development of skills required for promotion to junior non-commissioned officer level. Chain of command from company through individual levels. Interrelationship of squad and platoon organization. (P/NP grading only.)—S. (S.) 

21. Military History, Study of Battles (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 22B or consent of instructor. Application of the nine Principles of War to key battles in American and World history. Tactics on a strategic and operational level. Evaluation of leadership and decision-making processes of key leaders. Offered irregularly.—S. (S.) 

22A. Innovative Team Leadership (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: lower division standing or consent of instructor. Leadership values, attributes and theories. Use of basic military skills such as land navigation and squad operations to enhance understanding of the Army. Types of military briefings. Practice in interpersonal skills. Presentation of a briefing.—F. (F.) 

22B. Foundations of Tactical Leadership (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 22A or consent of instructor. Leadership of tactical teams in complex operating environment. Self-assessment of leadership style. Basic military skills: terrain analysis, patrolling and operations orders. Dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations.—W. (W.) 

24A. Individual Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 14A, B and C, enrolled in course 22A or consent of instructor. Develop and practice personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Cadets perform basic military skills, improve on troop leading procedures and lead subordinates in tactical situations. Begin with drill and ceremony, land navigation and individual movement techniques. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) 

24B. Individual Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 14A, B and C, enrolled in course 22B or consent of instructor. Development and practice of personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Performance of basic military skills, improvement on troop-leading procedures, leadership of subordinates in tactical situations. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.) 

24C. Individual Military Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 14A, B and C, enrolled in course 21 or consent of instructor. Develop and practice personal military leadership skills in extensive supervised leadership labs. Begin with drill and ceremony, land navigation and individual movement techniques. Cadets perform basic military skills, improve on troop leading procedures and lead subordinates in tactical situations. (P/NP grading only.)—S. (S.) 

Upper Division

131. Military Leadership and Management (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Leadership and management in organizational context. Team dynamics, leadership styles, professional ethics, development of a leadership framework. Management skills for planning, decision making, and organizing developed through definition of problems, development of courses of action, implementation of solutions.—F. (F.) 

132A. Advanced Military Operations (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 131 or consent of instructor. Military small unit tactical theory as the basis for leadership development. Principles of war, contemporary operating environment, Geneva Law of Land Warfare, military offensive and defensive operations. Emphasis on development of critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.—W. (W.) 

132B. Applied Leadership (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 132A or consent of instructor. Military small unit tactical theory and application as basis for leadership development. Application of leadership styles and skills to complete problem-solving exercises and the development of an adaptable framework applicable to a variety of shifting environments and situations.—S. (S.) 

134A. Adaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 131 or consent of instructor. Small unit tactical operations serve as the basis for enhancement of leadership performance through tactical application. Assessment of leadership attributes, skills, and actions through participation in a variety of leadership roles in problem-solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) 

134B. Adaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 132A or consent of instructor. Small unit tactical operations as the basis for enhancement of leadership performance through tactical application. Assessment of leadership attributes, skills, and actions through participation in a variety of leadership roles in problem-solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.) 

134C. Adaptive Tactical Leadership (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 132B or consent of instructor. Small unit tactical operations are taught, serve as basis for students exploration, development. Serve in variety of leadership roles in which leadership attributes, skills, actions are closely assessed and developed while they are faced with series of problem solving exercises. (P/NP grading only.)—S. (S.) 

141. Ethical Leadership (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; consent of instructor. Direct influence of leaders on individual motivation and group processes. The complexities of balancing moral, legal, and ethical obligations while applying fundamental business principles in determining the best possible outcome from competing solutions.—F. (F.) 

142. Military Law (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: division standing and course 141, or consent of instructor. The United States Constitution and the Military Justice System. Basic law of war, with an emphasis on issues that might arise on the battlefield or during a national emergency.—W. (W.) 

143. U.S. Army Management Systems (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and course 142 or consent of instructor. Leadership and management, focusing on four management systems: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Practical methodologies for assessing management decisions while balancing competing ethical, economic, infrastructure and future growth trade-offs.—S. (S.) 

144A. Military Training Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 141 or consent of instructor. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations as the basis for the student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.)—F. (F.) 

144B. Military Training Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 142 or consent of instructor. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations serve as the basis for student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.)—W. (W.) 

144C. Military Training Leadership Skills (0.5)

Laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 143 or consent of instructor. Enhancement of student leadership performance through practical application. Small unit military tactical operations as the basis for student exploration and development. (P/NP grading only.)—S. (S.) 

191. Special Studies in Military Science (2)

Independent study—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of department chair, and courses 131, 132A, 132B, 141, 142, 143. Intensive examination of one or more special problems in military science. Possible areas of study include leadership dimensions, principles of war, air-land battle imperatives, military strategy, the operational art and professional ethics, May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Offered irregularly.

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