Military Science Courses

 

MILS104 Leadership and Personal Development

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

The purpose of this semester is to introduce cadets to fundamental components of service as an officer in the United States Army. These initial lessons form the building blocks of progressive lessons in values, fitness, leadership, and officership. Additionally, the semester addresses “life skills” including fitness, communications theory and practice (written and oral), and interpersonal relationships. Upon completion of this semester, the cadets should be prepared to receive more complex leadership instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS105 Introduction to Tactical Leadership

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

This semester builds upon the fundamentals introduced in the previous semester by focusing on leadership theory and decision-making. “Life skills” lessons in this semester include: problem solving, critical thinking, leadership theory, followership, group interaction, goal setting, and feedback mechanisms. Upon completion of this semester, cadets should be prepared to advance to more complex leadership instruction concerning the dynamics of organizations.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS204 Innovative Team Leadership

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Provides the principle leadership instruction of the MS Basic Course. Includes lectures on communication, leadership application, and problem solving skills with increased use of practical exercises/concepts.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS205 Foundations of Tactical Leadership

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]

Continues student development focusing on officer leadership, principles of tactics, values, ethics, the Officer Corps, and the evolution of the United States Army from Vietnam into the Twenty-First Century.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS304 Adaptive Tactical Leadership

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The focus of instruction is on building the leadership competence and confidence required of an Army officer through practical application of leadership positions during small unit operations. Involves applying the military decision-making process in planning, preparation and execution of small unit missions and the use of a standard structure and format for relaying that information. The course includes training in physical fitness and general military technical/ tactical instruction.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS305 Leadership in Changing Environments

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The focus of instruction is on developing specific leader and soldier skills in preparation for attendance at the National Advanced Leadership Camp. Subjects include mission analysis and planning, operations orders, small unit offensive and defensive operations, terrain analysis/ land navigation, combat patrolling and physical fitness.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS404 Developing Adaptive Leaders
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
The focus is on Leadership, ethics, management, and decision-making process. A study of U.S. Army staff organization at various command levels and the responsibilities of the staffs as a whole and of each staff section. Emphasis is placed on the staff planning sequence. Written and oral military communication skills are also reviewed.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

MILS405 Leadership in a Complex World
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
The course prepares students for commissioning in the U.S. Army. Focus of the course includes study of U.S. national security interests, military justice, and the laws of land warfare. Career planning, military administration, and leadership review are other subjects covered in the final Military Science course before commissioning.   The cadets will execute a Battle Staff ride and Capstone exercise.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

MILS450 Topics in Military Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of topics related to military science within a framework provided by the instructor. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, contemporary issues in the U.S. military, such as Battle Command, Individual and Collective Training, Leader Development, Military Ethics, Joint Operations, Stability and Support Operations, and Modularity.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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