2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Military Science (Army ROTC) Course Descriptions


Military Science

 

MILS 101 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP I

Examine the challenges and competencies that are critical for effective leadership. You will learn how the personal development of life skills such as cultural understanding, goal setting, time management, mental/physical resiliency, and stress management relate to leadership, officership, and the Army profession. MILS 101 is open to all students and enrollment does not require a commitment to join the US Army.  Two Hours, Fall

 

MILS 102 INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP II

Investigate leadership fundamentals such as problem-solving, listening, presenting briefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. You will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises. Learn fundamental military concepts and explore the Army’s leadership philosophy. MILS 102 is open to all students and enrollment does not require a commitment to join the US Army.  Two Hours, Spring

 

MILS 201 INNOVATIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP

Explore the dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and styles by examining team dynamics and leadership theories. The course continues to build on developing knowledge of leadership attributes and core leader competencies through the understanding of Army rank, structure, and duties as well as broadening knowledge of land navigation and squad tactics. Enrollment in MILS 201 does not require a commitment to join the US Army.  Three Hours, Fall

 

MILS 202 FOUNDATIONS OF TACTICAL LEADERSHIP

Develop greater self-awareness as you assess your own leadership styles and practice communication and team building skills. Examine and practice the challenges of leading teams in the complex operational environment. Study dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Explores the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations. Enrollment in MILS 202 does not require a commitment to join the US Army.  Three Hours, Spring

 

MILS 301 ADAPTIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP

This is an academically challenging course where you will study, practice, and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics, and small unit tactics. At the conclusion of this course you will be capable of planning, coordinating, navigating, motivating and leading a team or squad in the execution of a tactical mission during a classroom practical exercise (PE), a leadership lab, or during a military situational training exercise (STX) in a field environment. Prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of MILS 101 through 202 or attendance at Basic Camp (BC) or Prior Military Service. Contact the Military Science Department for more details.  Three Hours, Fall

 

MILS 302 APPLIED TEAM LEADERSHIP

Continue to learn and apply the fundamentals of Army leadership, officership, Army values and ethics as you hone your leadership abilities in a variety of tactical environments and the classroom. Successful completion of this course will help prepare you for success at the ROTC Advanced Camp (AC) which you will attend the summer following this course at Fort Knox, KY. You will receive systematic and specific feedback on your leadership attributes, values and core leader competencies from your instructors, other ROTC cadre, and senior cadets. Prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of MILS 301.  Three Hours, Spring

 

MILS 401 ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

This course focuses on practical application of adaptive leadership. Throughout the semester, students will apply the fundamentals of principles of training, the Army writing style and military decision making. Students will study the special trust reposed to Army Officers by the US Constitution and the President of the United States–a special trust given to no other civilian professions. Students will also study the Army officer’s role in the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the counseling and development of subordinates. Prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the ROTC Advanced Camp (AC) or permission of the instructor.  Three Hours, Fall

 

MILS 402 LEADERSHIP IN A COMPLEX WORLD

Explore the dynamics of leading in the complex situation of current military operations in the contemporary operating environment. Examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. You will also explore aspects of interacting with non-government organizations, civilians on the battlefield and host nation support. Significant emphasis is placed on your transition to officership, preparing you for your branch school and first unit of assignment. Prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of MSL 401 or permission of the instructor.  Three Hours, Spring