Military Science Course Descriptions

Basic Courses
1010 Introduction to the Army and Critical Thinking (2 credit hours)

Acquaints students with leadership, management, and life skills. Strong focus on assessing an individual's leadership strengths and weaknesses through classroom instruction and hands-on application via a wide variety of activities including rappelling, land navigation, rifle marksmanship, leadership reaction course and water survival.  Introduces students to the Army culture and lifestyle through basic soldier skills including drill and ceremony and the wearing of the army battle dress uniform.  Students must participate in a three hour lab each week which gives hands-on training for the above and a one hour physical fitness course, three times a week.

1020 Introduction to Profession of Arms (2 credit hours)

Continued leadership development and confidence building through practical exercises. Activities include helicopter assault and squad and platoon situational exercises.  Includes the use of basic military skills as a vehicle for leader development.  Introduces students to Army customs and traditions.  Capstone events include a field training exercise held at Camp Williams, Utah.  Students are required to participate in a three hour lab each week which gives hands-on training for the above and a one hour physcial fitness course, three times a week.

1060 Military Physical Readiness (1 credit hour)

A concentrated physical training program to prepare students for the rigors of military service and warfare through a systematic physical-conditioning program. Emphasis on cardiovascular and muscular development as well as stamina.  Students must be enrolled in MIL S 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, 4010 or 4020. May be repeated for credit (8).

2010 Leadership and Decision Making (3 credit hours)

Development of leadership and management skills through practical exercises, adventure training, and basic military skills.  Emphasis on problem solving and decision-making skills at the team level. Training exercises include rappelling, land navigation, rifle marksmanship, leadership reaction course, water survival. Students are required to participate in a three hour lab each week which gives hands on training for the above and a one hour physical fitness course, three times a week.

2020 Army Doctrine and Team Development (3 credit hours)

Continued progressive development of leadership and management skills. Implementation of decision-making procedures in a classroom and field environment. Practical application in leadership principles. Provides an assessment of skills learned. Leadership development is evaluated through execution of basic military skills. Exercises include practical field training experience.  Students are required to particiate in a three hour lab each week which gives hands on training for the above and a one hour physical fitness course, three times a week.

Upper Division Courses
3010 Training Management and the Warfighting Functions (3 credit hours)

Development of leadership skills within the framework of Army small-unit tactics and leadership. Course includes instruction on techniques for setting goals and standards, coping with disruptive influences, and developing physical stamina. Instructor assesses student's leadership potential and establishes a program to strengthen deficient leadership dimensions. Realistic simulation exercises in leadership, decision-making, planning, organizing, delegation, administrative control, and interpersonal skills. Assessed proficiency in these areas provides an effective forecast of leadership effectiveness. Students are required to participate in physical fitness training five times a week and in a three hour lab each week which gives hands-on training for the above.

3020 Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (3 credit hours)

Continuation of MIL S 3010. Focus is on preparation for Cadet Leaders Course (CLC) held at Fort Knox, KY.

4010 The Army Officer (4 credit hours)

Analysis of training management and other staff procedures as they relate to contemporary military leadership. Study of the military justice system and its application. A study of various ethical and professional issues related to junior military officers. Selected topics in advanced leadership and officership designed to prepare the student for commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army

4020 Company Grade Leadership (4 credit hours)

Continuation ML S 4010