Military Science and Leadership Courses (MSL)

MSL 1101
Foundations of Officership (1)
  This course features an introduction to life in the U.S. Army. Topics include leadership, the unique duties and responsibilities of officers, the organization and role of the Army, basic life skills pertaining to fitness and communication, and an analysis of Army values and expected ethical behavior. Co-requisite: MS 1104.
   
MSL 1102
Basic Leadership (1)
  This course provides students with a basic knowledge of common military skills and presents the fundamental leadership concepts and doctrine of the U.S. Army. Topics include the practice of basic skills that underlie effective problem solving, application of active listening and feedback skills, examination of factors that influence leader and group effectiveness, and an examination of the officer experience. Co-requisite: MS 1105.
   
MSL 1104
Military Basic Leadership Lab I-A (1)
  Leadership lab is required for Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in drill and ceremonies, field craft, individual movement techniques, squad tactics, map reading and land navigation, first aid, and use and maintenance of the M16 Rifle.
   
MSL 1105
Military Basic Leadership Lab I-B (1)
  Leadership lab is required for Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in drill and ceremonies, field craft, individual movement techniques, squad tactics, map reading and land navigation, first aid, and use and maintenance of the M16 Rifle.
   
MSL 2201
Individual Leadership Studies (2)
  This course develops the knowledge of self, self-confidence and individual leadership skills as well as develops problem solving and critical thinking skills and the application of communication, feedback, and conflict resolution. Emphasized areas include personal development, goal setting, communication, problem solving and decision-making, leadership, teamwork, the group
Co-requisite: MS 2204.
   
MSL 2202
Leadership and Teamwork (2)
  This course focuses on self-development guided by knowledge of self and group processes by focusing on challenging current beliefs, knowledge and skills. Co-requisite: MSL 2205.
   
MSL 2204
Military Basic Leadership Lab II-A (1)
  Leadership lab is required for Army ROTC students. The students will receive training in drill, physical training, rappelling, water survival, tactics, marksmanship, night operations, and land navigation.
   
MSL 2205
Military Basic Leadership Lab II-B (1)
  Leadership lab is required for Army ROTC students. The students will receive training in drill, physical training, rappelling, water survival, tactics, marksmanship, night operations, and land navigation.
   
MSL 3301
Leadership and Problem Solving (3)
  This course examines the basic skills that underlie effective problem solving by analyzing the role officers played in the transition of the Army from Vietnam to the 21st Century, analysis of military missions and the planning of military operations, the features and execution of the Leadership Development Program, and the execution of squad battle drills. Prerequisite: Permission of the Professor of Military Science for non-contracted cadets. Co-requisite: MSL 3304
   
MSL 3302
Leadership and Ethics (3)
  This course probes leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate by developing cadet leadership competencies and applying principles and techniques of effective written and oral communication. Students are prepared for success at the ROTC National Advanced Leadership Course. Prerequisite: Permission of the Professor of Military Science for non-contracted cadets. Co-requisite: MSL 3305.
   
MSL 3304
Military Advanced Leadership Lab III-A (1)
  Leadership Lab is required for all Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in troop-leading procedures, mission planning, squad tactics, land navigation, individual movement techniques, water survival and rappelling.
   
MSL 3305
Military Advanced Leadership Lab III-B (1)
  Leadership Lab is required for all Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in troop-leading procedures, mission planning, squad tactics, land navigation, individual movement techniques, water survival and rappelling.
   
MSL 4401
Leadership and Management (3)
  This course builds on the experience gained at the National Advanced Leadership Course in order to solve organizational and staff problems a discusses staff organization and functions, analysis of counseling responsibilities and methods, the principles of subordinate motivation and organizational change. Students will apply leadership and problem solving principles to a case study and or simulation. Prerequisite: Permission of the Professor of Military Science for non-contracted cadets. Co-requisite: MSL 4404.
   
MSL 4402
Officership (3)
  This course is designed to explore topics relevant to Second Lieutenants entering the U.S. Army and focuses on the legal aspects of decision making leadership, analyzing Army organization from the tactical to the strategic level, assessing administrative and logistical functions performance of platoon leader actions, and an examination of leader responsibilities that foster an ethical command climate. Prerequisite: Permission of the Professor of Military Science for non-contracted cadets. Co-requisite: MSL 4405.
   
MSL 4404
Military Advanced Leadership Lab IV-A (1)
  Leadership lab is required for all Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in troop-leading procedures, mission planning, squad tactics, land navigation, individual movement techniques, water survival and rappelling.
   
MSL 4405
Military Advanced Leadership Lab IV-B (1)
  Leadership lab is required for all Army ROTC students. The student will receive training in troop-leading procedures, mission planning, squad tactics, land navigation, individual movement techniques, water survival and rappelling.
   
MSL 4497
Senior Seminar in Military Science (1-3)
  This is a capstone course for Senior Army ROTC Contracted Cadets designed to: 1.) help senior cadets integrate the knowledge gained from their other required Military Science Leadership courses; and 2.) assist them in developing analytical thinking skills through practical use of these skills in simulated leadership roles among their peers using a seminar approach. Note: This MSL 4497 Senior Seminar in Military Science course is repeatable up to 3 times and receive 1 credit hour per course per semester. This course may not be substituted for any other required Military Science courses. Prerequisite: Completion of all other advanced level Military Science Leadership courses in the Military Science Leadership minor or Army ROTC program and will require permission of the Professor of Military Science to enroll.
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