DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE
Military Science Course Descriptions
BASIC COURSE — MILITARY SCIENCE I AND II
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MSL 111 Applied Leadership Laboratory I. A practical laboratory of applied leadership and skills that is required for each 100-
level Military Science Basic Course. Activities include rappelling, preliminary and
advanced rifle marksmanship, first aid, field leadership reaction course and physical
conditioning. Concurrent enrollment in MS 111 and MS 121/122 are accepted
substitutes for activity kinesiology. Three hours per week. Credit 1.
MSL 121 Foundations of Officership. An introduction to the United States Army, its heritage, mission, organization, goals
and leadership doctrine. Two hours per week. Credit 2.
MSL 122 Basic Leadership. Seminar and practical application with primary focus on interpersonal communication,
leadership and management of small teams/groups: professionalism and ethics are
discussed. Two hours per week. Credit 2.
MSL 211 Applied Leadership Laboratory II. A practical laboratory of applied skills and leadership. Activities include rappelling,
rifle marksmanship, basic land navigation, and fundamentals of tactics. Concurrent
enrollment in MS 211 and MS 221/222 are accepted substitutes for activity kinesiology.
Three hours per week. Credit 1.
MSL 221 Individual Leadership Studies. Instruction is basic in scope and includes leadership, land navigation, written and
oral communications, methods of instruction, and first aid. Two hours per week plus
Applied Leadership Lab II. Credit 2.
MSL 222 Leadership and Teamwork. An in-depth study of leadership types, temperaments and styles, oral and written
communications, radio and wire communications and career development. Two
hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab II. Credit 2.
MSL 240 Leaders’ Training Course. An optional five-week leadership intern program conducted during June and July at
Fort Knox, Kentucky, consisting of basic leadership and adventure-type training. This
course is for the student who is considering enrollment in the ROTC Advanced Course,
but who does not have credit for the Basic Course. The Army provides transportation,
room, board, and clothing. The student is paid approximately $750.00 for the six week
period and is eligible to compete for a two-year Army ROTC scholarship. No
service obligation is incurred. Credit 4.
ADVANCED COURSE — MILITARY SCIENCE III AND IV
MSL 311 Applied Leadership Laboratory. A practical application laboratory, which is planned by the MSIV (senior) students,
executed by the MSIV (senior) students, and supervised by department staff
and faculty. Activities include: safety/first aid, drill and ceremony, land navigation,
rappelling, rifle marksmanship, and tactics. This class is required for contracted
cadets enrolled in the MS 330, 331, 461, or 462 classes. Three hours per week.
MSL 330 Leadership and Problem Solving. A study of military leadership utilizing light infantry organization and doctrine.
Emphasis is placed on contemporary trends in leadership and management as
well as on individual, team and squad military skills. Practical application for oral
presentation, communication, written communications and land navigation. Three
lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.
MSL 331 Leadership and Ethics. An application of military leadership utilizing light infantry organization and doctrine.
Emphasis is placed on execution of individual tasks and effectiveness in leading
small units in tactical and administrative functions in preparation for Camp Adventure
at Ft. Lewis, Washington, during the summer. Three lecture hours per week plus
Applied Leadership Lab, and pre-camp preparation. Credit 3.
MSL 340 National Advanced Leadership Camp (NALC). A required six-week course during June and July of practical and theoretical instruction
at an Army training center. Normally attended between the junior and senior years
with transportation, room and board expenses paid by the Army. Advanced Camp
cadets are paid approximately $750 for the six-week period. Credit 4.
MSL 430 Special Topics in Military Science. Independent concentrated study on an individual basis on current topics in Military
Science. Performance will be based on oral presentation, written tests and research
papers. Times to be arranged with PMS. Credit 3.
MSL 431 Leadership and Management. An introduction to basic military staff procedures to include: command and staff
organizations and function; the military writing style and procedures; and oral
presentations using the military briefing style. Additionally, the course will survey
professional ethics and values and how they relate to the professional Army officer.
Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.
MSL 432 Officership. An introduction to a variety of systems and programs that will assist the student’s
transition from Cadet to Lieutenant. This course includes an introduction to battalion
and company level training management and logistics; the Officer Professional
Management System (OPMS); officer and noncommissioned officer evaluation
reporting system (OER, NCOER); financial planning and personal affairs for the
military officer; a lieutenant’s first assignment in the Army; and the Military Justice
System. Three lecture hours per week plus Applied Leadership Lab. Credit 3.
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